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Prize-Winning Meatloaf

Prize-Winning Meatloaf
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Prize-Winning Meatloaf is one of our best meatloaf recipes. It originated from the recipe printed on the Quaker Oats container years and years ago. An old-fashioned recipe like this never goes out of style, so it's a smart idea to keep it around. After all, meatloaf is a great weeknight meal for families. And because it's made with few ingredients, it's budget-friendly, too. You can't go wrong with this prize-winning recipe. It just goes to show that you don't need anything fancy to make an award-winning dinner.


  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats, uncooked
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Run the dry oats through a food processor to break them up.

  3. In a large bowl, combine oats, ground beef, tomato juice, egg, onion, salt and pepper, and mix well with a fork. Press firmly into ungreased 4 x 8 inch loaf pan.

  4. Bake for one hour. Let stand five minutes before slicing.

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I have to say that the oatmeal in meatloaf gives it a whole different texture and flavor, doesn't it? I am surprised you only use beef. My mom always uses half of the amount of beef as Italian sausage. We combine both meats to give our meatloaf a little more zing. To give it a big kick, medium or hot sausage is the best option. I like it hot once in a while. It mixes things up.

This is an easy, basic meatloaf recipe. I prefer to include more ingredients and seasonings. When making this, I would use lean ground beef, low sodium V8 juice, and add chopped garlic, ground mustard, and sage. Serve this main dish with mashed potatoes and green beans, and you have a complete meal.

This is a nice, uncomplicated meatloaf recipe which the whole family can enjoy. No fancy ingredients either, just ones that we all have in the pantry! We normally make ours with a sauce but, this time, we had it with a plain gravy and it was delicious. With some roasted fresh veg it was a tasty and very satisfying meal.

My wife followed this recipe to the letter and served it for dinner------it was a slimey mess and a complet e waste of 10bucks worth of ground beff-------if it was a prize winning recipe it must have won the BOOY PRIZE!!

Not necessary to process the oats in food processor. No one had a food processor when this recipe first appeared. It's a great recipe. You forgot to add the topping that was recommended to add before baking: catsup, brown sugar, and a little mustard mixed together.

i believe you forgot to put the oats in your bowl with ingredients. but it does sound like the meatloaf my grandmom made

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