Thursday, April 22, 2010

Meat Loaf

Meat loaf is one of those meals that everyone has made at one time or another.  I really like it so I make it often.  What I've discovered from talking to others lately is that not every thinks it is an easy meal to prepare.  This recipe is very simple and has not failed me yet.

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup dry oatmeal
1 cup milk (approximately)
2 eggs
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

In a large mixing bowl, pour milk over dry oatmeal until covered.  Let the oatmeal/milk mixture sit until the oatmeal has soaked up the milk (about 10 minutes).
To this mixture, add ground beef, eggs, and spices.  With your hands mix all the ingredients together until thoroughly mixed.  Pat into two loaf pans or one 9x13" baking dish.  Bake @350* for about 45 minutes or until the thermometer reaches 170*
About 15 minutes before the end of the baking time, brush on ketchup or bbq sauce, if desired.
Sorry the picture is so blurry.

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