grandpa’s simple & delicious meatloaf

This is one of those recipes that I make when I need a little cheer-up via a familiar and comforting meal. This was originally my Grandpa’s recipe, and my mom made it pretty regularly, and now I’ve made it so many times I know the recipe by heart and never measure anything (but of course, I’ll attempt my best measurement estimates below). It’s hearty, quick, easy and awesome for leftovers. Viva la meatloaf!


*this makes 2 loafs like in the picture below, 1/2 the recipe for just one
2 lbs ground beef
2 eggs
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup ketchup + extra for drizzling over top
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp fresh thyme


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, mix well then form into loafs on a baking sheet.


Squirt some ketchup over the top, pop in the oven and bake for 1 hour. Let stand for a few minutes then slice and serve – it’s that easy! Serving with creamy mashed potatoes is obviously the best thing ever! Enjoy!

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