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Quaker Oats' Prize-Winning Meatloaf

Meatloaf is a delicious choice for dinner any day of the week
Meatloaf recipe

The phrase "Ma! The meatloaf!" will be thrown around in all seriousness in your household after you make this unlikely dinner hero. 

This recipe was developed in the Quaker kitchens in the '50s, and, according to the brand, remains one of their 'most requested' recipes. Says Quaker: "Using oats in place of bread crumbs gives this meatloaf a moist texture and adds a nutrition boost of B vitamins, protein, and fiber. Warm and deliciously hearty, this is a recipe your whole family will love!"

Recipe courtesy of Quaker Oats.

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Make It Your Own: Make this dish a truly signature one by ditching the red meat and subbing in ground turkey. This lean meat retains seasonings well and stays extremely juicy to maximize flavor. 


  • 1 1/2 Pound 90 percent lean ground beef
  • 1 Cup tomato juice or sauce
  • 3/4 Cups Quaker Oats, quick or old-fashioned, uncooked
  • 1 egg or 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 Cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Press into an 8-by-4-inch loaf pan.

Bake for 1 hour to medium doneness (a thermometer inserted in the center should read 160 degrees) or until not pink in the center and juices run clear. Let stand for 5 minutes and drain off any juices before slicing.