However, for my junior year, I had an apartment with a pretty decent-sized college kitchen. My diet then consisted of brownies and ice cream and these amazing little meatloaves. I'd make a whole batch for myself, at least once a month, and eat them leftover for the whole week. Much to my surprise, I never tired of these, and still have cravings for them.
These really aren't like the standard boring meatloaf and gravy that people sometimes find repulsive. This is a great, sweet and savory recipe that most hamburger lovers will think are amazing!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Yield: 6-8 meatloaves (depending on how big or small you would like to make them)
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 4 oz. shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder (or add 1/2 chopped onion)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound ground beef (I use the leanest ground beef so it's not as greasy)
- 2/3 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
But I promise you...keep going!
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, whisk together egg and milk. Stir in cheese, oats, onion, and salt. Crumble beef over the mixture and combine well. Don't be afraid to get in there and use your hands!
- Shape into 6-8 loaves (depending on your preference). Place in a greased 9x13 baking dish.
- Set aside; in a small bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Spoon over the loaves.
- Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees; no longer pink inside.
Taste of Home 1999