Mom's Meatloaf Recipe Is Budget-Friendly Comfort Food (5 Ingredients) by 30Seconds Food

Mom's Meatloaf Recipe Is Budget-Friendly Comfort Food (5 Ingredients)

Meatloaf is always a family-pleasing recipe. Not only that, but ground beef meatloaf is also a budget recipe. And face it, most people love a good meatloaf, even the kids! Comfort food should always be on the dinner menu.

This easy meatloaf recipe has just five ingredients (all budget-friendly) and easy prep. Here is your short shopping list: ground beef, barbecue sauce, quick oats, dry onion soup mix and an egg.  Basic pantry ingredients that don't cost an arm and an leg. Another bonus? No chopping! 

Just dump all the ingredients – ground beef, barbecue sauce, oats, onion soup mix and an egg – into a bowl, mix, shape and bake. The gluten-free ground beef meatloaf cooks up in about 45 minutes, though ovens vary. 

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.

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


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Recipe Notes

  • Try this recipe with ground turkey instead of ground beef.
  • Oats are naturally gluten-free, but to be sure, buy gluten-free quick oats.
  • Use your favorite barbecue sauce! The BBQ sauce you choose will change the taste and flavor of the meatloaf (sweet, spicy, etc.).

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. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 677

Total Fat: 36.1g

Saturated Fat: 12.4g

Cholesterol: 271mg

Sodium: 1358mg

Total Carbohydrate: 26.3g

Dietary Fiber: 2.1g

Total Sugars: 8.9g

Protein: 57.6g

Vitamin D: 9mcg

Calcium: 55mg

Iron: 7mg

Potassium: 880mg

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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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