5-Ingredient Meatloaf Recipe Is Budget Friendly & Family Pleasing by 30Seconds Food

5-Ingredient Meatloaf Recipe Is Budget Friendly & Family Pleasing

Meatloaf is always a family-pleasing recipe. Not only that, but ground beef meatloaf is a budget recipe, too. This easy meatloaf recipe has just five ingredients (all budget-friendly, too!) and easy prep. Just dump all the ingredients – ground beef, barbecue sauce, oats, onion soup mix and an egg – into a bowl, mix, shape and bake.

Serve this moist ground beef meatloaf recipe with a fresh vegetable and dinner is done. The leftovers make great meatloaf sandwiches and are perfect for meal prepping.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 to 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 to 50 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (divided)
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  • 1 egg

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine the ground beef, 1/4 cup of the barbecue sauce, oats, soup mix and egg. Mix well. 
  2. Shape the mixture into a loaf and place it into a casserole dish or loaf pan. 
  3. Bake in a preheated 375-degree F oven for 20 minutes. Top with the remaining barbecue sauce and continue baking 20 to 25 minutes more or until cooked through. 

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Loaf Pans $8 & Up
Barbecue Sauce $1 & Up
Quick Oats $2 & Up

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Donna John
Love a good meatloaf recipe!
Paula Pieklo-Byler
Best meatloaf you have Pound of hamburger AND a half pound ground pork.. I add kraft barbeque and ketchup, parmesan, bread crumbs. cheddar cheese. One egg. Cook a hour on 350.
Elisa Schmitz
Mmm! That sounds delicious, Paula Pieklo-Byler . Thank you for sharing your variation with us. Meatloaf is one of those creative dishes you can make so many ways. Sounds so good! Donna John
Donna John
Love your suggestions and making this recipe your own!

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