Grandma's Delicious Meatloaf

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated July 21, 2017)

Have you ever noticed how some foods have this wonderful ability to bring back memories? These foods, often known as comfort foods, are almost always a hit at the dinner table. However, they need to be done right. A perfect example of this is meatloaf. If it's not done right, it can be a totally horrible experience. Luckily, you will never have to worry about that happening with this great recipe for Grandma's delicious meatloaf. It's one that has always been a hit at our home, and we often look forward to having again and again.

Meatloaf ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Topping ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon catsup
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar

Recipe:

  1. Preheat. Before you begin mixing your meatloaf, you need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Make the meatloaf. In a large mixing bowl add all of the ingredients except for the ground beef. Mix everything together, until it has been well mixed. It should look something along the lines of a no-bake cookie dough. Once you have reached that consistency, add your hamburger. Knead the hamburger and the rest of the ingredients together until it has been completely mixed together. Pack the completed meatloaf into a bread pan that is about 9 inches by 5 inches by 3 inches and set aside.
  3. Make the topping. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the topping ingredients, and mix thoroughly. Continue mixing until you have reached the consistency of a thick syrup. Spread the topping mix over the top of the meat loaf.
  4. Bake. Place your meat loaf into the preheated oven, and allow it to cook for one hour and fifteen minutes (1:15). Remove from oven, and set aside to cool slightly before serving.

This recipe will serve four people with no problem, and still have a little left over. On the average my family will have enough left over for lunch the next day. Usually it will not last long beyond that, since we love to eat it. Ideally we serve this along with some hash brown potato casserole and green beans.

Author Bio

Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

MORE FROM LEE

Garden Lighting

Garden lighting is a great way to add just the right accent to any landscape scheme. But there is more to great lighting than ...

Discover More

Backyard Landscaping

If you have a backyard, then chances are you have at least been tempted to experiment with a little bit of landscaping. ...

Discover More

Preparing the Fireplace for the Season

Fireplaces, particularly wood burning ones, can add a touch of comfort and elegance to just about any room. The trick lies in ...

Discover More
More Cooking Tips

Sausage-Egg Casserole with Blueberry Coffee Cake

We have a family tradition of serving a menu of "Breakfast for Dinner" at least twice each month. And while most times that ...

Discover More

Glazed Ham with German Potato Salad and Creamed Peas

Keep your ham moist by glazing it often. Prevent the glaze from burning by turning the oven heat down a little during the ...

Discover More

Chicken Cacciatore with Antipasto Squares

If you need to serve a special dinner for your boss or a future in-law, the title of this dinner menu is sure to impress! But ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured cooking tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 8Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is eight less than 9?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Videos

Subscribe to the Tips.Net channel:

Visit the Tips.Net channel on YouTube

Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured cooking tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)