Homemade Meatloaf



1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1/4 cup milk

1 lb. ground beef

2 large eggs, beaten

1 package dry onion soup mix

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

3 tablespoons ketchup

1/2 teaspoon pepper

For the Glaze:

1/4 cup ketchup

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon yellow mustard


Prepping the Oats: In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats and milk. Stir until the oats are evenly coated. Let them sit for about 15 minutes to absorb the milk.

Meat Mixture: To the oat mixture, add the ground beef, beaten eggs, onion soup mix, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and pepper. Use your hands to mix the ingredients, ensuring the oats are evenly distributed within the meat mixture.

Shape and Bake: Transfer the meat mixture into a 9x9 baking pan, shaping it into a loaf approximately 1 & 3/4" thick. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F for 30 minutes.

Prepare the Glaze: While the meatloaf is baking, prepare the glaze by whisking together the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and yellow mustard in a bowl.

Glaze and Final Bake: After 30 minutes of baking, carefully remove the meatloaf from the oven. Generously brush the glaze over the top and sides of the meatloaf. Return it to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Rest and Serve: Once baked, let the meatloaf rest for about 5 minutes before slicing. This ensures all those delicious juices are retained.

Serve the meatloaf with your favorite side dishes and enjoy the rich flavors of this classic comfort food. Whether you're dining with family or enjoying it solo, this dish promises a hearty and satisfying meal.