To me, meatloaf is pretty much the quintessential American meal. In most classic TV shows, families were always eating meatloaf. George Jefferson would complain about how his meatloaf was cooked, Lucy would cry about how she burnt the meatloaf in the oven, and the Brady Bunch kids would all sing Alice’s praises about what a delicious meatloaf she made. In fact, meatloaf is so much a part of our American culinary history, there’s even a book called But the President Want Meatloaf which details our past presidents’ proclivity for home-cooked foods.
So you see? Meatloaf is definitely the quintessential American meal. That being said, you’ve probably tried meatloaf at least a few times in your life, and you probably already have a go-to meatloaf recipe. Well, for me, I’m still searching for that “just right” meatloaf. I’ve tried about 3 different recipes, and none of them have really wowed me. However, this one is definitely my favorite that I’ve tried so far. It also gets bonus points for being a weight watchers recipe.
Do you have a favorite meatloaf recipe? What makes it stand out from others?
WW Points: 6
½ c ketchup, divided
1 t minced garlic
¼ t salt
⅛ t pepper
1 lb lean ground beef
¼ c quick cooking oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine egg, 1/4 c of ketchup, garlic, salt, pepper. Add beef and oats. Mix well & shape into loaf.
Place on a sprayed broiler pan. Top with remaining 1/4 c ketchup. Bake for 1 hour or until done.