Grandma's Prize-Winning Meatloaf Recipe: A Simple Ground Beef Meatloaf Recipe With Braggin' Rights by Donna John

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6 months ago
Grandma's Prize-Winning Meatloaf Recipe: A Simple Ground Beef Meatloaf Recipe With Braggin' Rights

Prize winning. That's what my grandma wrote on her recipe card for this old-fashioned meatloaf recipe. What prize I'm not sure, but if my grandma said so, it must be true (the woman could cook!). Serve this ground beef meatloaf recipe with mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetable.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 cup tomato juice (my grandma used V8 tomato juice)
  • 3/4 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 egg (she has this as optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine all the ingredients except for the ground beef. Mix well. 
  2. Add the ground beef. Mix well. 
  3. Lightly, but thoroughly, press into a 8-inch loaf pan
  4. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 1 hour. Let it stand 5 minutes before slicing. 

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Mmm, there’s nothing like an old fashion meatloaf 😋
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Grandma's prize-winning meatloaf? Say no more. I'm in! #yum
There may be nothing more comforting than a good meatloaf...
Nancie Alewine Blume
This is the same exact recipe passed down to me from my mama that she got out of a 1957 old church cookbook. My kids now make it for their families so I agree that it's truly a prize winning timeless recipe!
Donna John
I love that!! Thank you for sharing. Nothing like recipes that are passed down from generation to generation. Nancie Alewine Blume
Sulangel Vargas Pietri
I did yesterday the recipe, is so delicious , testy, soft and moist.I will recomend to make my friends.
Donna John
That makes me so happy to hear that other people are making my grandma's recipes. She was a wonderful cook and is missed. Appreciate you letting us know you enjoyed it, Sulangel Vargas Pietri !

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