a99kitten’s Musings

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It’s getting colder as winter slllooowwwly starts arriving. I was in the mood for something hearty but trying not to down bowlfuls of pasta :) Came across a recipe online (that I changed a little for me) that sounded good but also no fuss:

1 pound lean ground beef (I used 90/10)
3/4 cup uncooked regular oats (I used organic steel cut oats but I can’t imagine it actually matters other than overpaying)
1/2 cup milk (I used non-fat as that’s what I had in the house)
2 tablespoons minced onion (I used dried as I don’t like onion much or to dice it)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (12-ounce) bottle chili sauce ( used the Heinz Chili Sauce as original recipe mentioned it and all others at store seemed way too hot for me)
3 cheese slices, cut into 1-inch strips (I used American cheese since it’s the meltiest…although not entirely sure of it’s authentic cheeseness ;))

Stir together first 10 ingredients in a large bowl until combined. Make sure you mix it really well (I used my hands after multiple washings before and after!)

Place in a 9x5inch loafpan.

Bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes. Pour chili sauce over meat loaf, and bake 20 to 25 more minutes or until meat is no longer pink in center.

Arrange cheese slices in a crisscross pattern on top of meat loaf (I turned off the oven but left it in there to melt the choose some.) Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

This turned out really tasty! I haven’t had meat loaf in a really, really long time but I am now a fan of this one. I had it alone, but can imagine it would be even yummier with mashed potatoes and gravy :) Mmmmmmmm. Actually I paired with a nice glass of red wine which made it almost fancy ;)

A good, simple winter recipe! Plus leftovers!