Meatloaf Recipe

Rating: 0.00
By Tiffany
September 19, 2022


Enter your email below & I'll send it straight to your inbox. Plus you’ll get great new recipes from me each week!
Content may contain affiliate or sponsored content. Read disclosure here.

I’ve tried many different meatloaf recipes over the years, but none yet that used oatmeal as a binder.

To make meatloaf, you will always need a binder to keep that loaf look. I have only used bread, breadcrumbs, and crackers as my binders. So, this recipe for how to make meatloaf in the What’s Cooking in the Scotland Community book caught my eye.

Though my go-to binder for meatloaf will likely remain a piece of bread – it’s good to know that I can also use oatmeal if I have nothing else.

Try this meatloaf recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Kitchen Items for this Recipe

Enjoy and happy cooking! 💋

Homemade Meatloaf Recipe with Oatmeal

Easy Meatloaf Recipe

Pin Twitter Facebook Rate
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 ½ lbs ground beef (don't use extra lean - or your meatloaf will be too dry)
  • ¼ Cup onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 Cup tomato juice
  • ¾ Cup uncooked oats
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Prepare baking dish or loaf pan
  • Thoroughly combine all ingredients in large bowl
  • Form into a loaf in baking pan
  • Bake approximately 1 hour. If not up to temperature, bake in additional 5 minute incrimints up until total cook time is 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatloaf
Have a recipe request?Mention @CastIronLane and let me know!
Tried this recipe?Mention @CastIronLane or tag #CastIronLane!

Meatloaf FAQ

Can meatloaf be made ahead of time?

Yes! You can definitely make meatloaf ahead of time. It stores nicely in the refrigerator for up to one week and can be reheated either in the oven or microwave.

When making meatloaf, do you cover it?

No. You should leave the meatloaf uncovered while it is cooking. This allows the meat to cook to the proper temperature for ground beef.

Why meatloaf crumbles?

Your meatloaf may crumble into pieces if you did not use a binder, or did not use enough binding agents. Be sure that your binder (eggs with – oatmeal, crackers, bread crumbs, or bread) has been thoroughly distributed throughout the meatloaf mixture.

How to make meatloaf without a meatloaf pan?

It’s easy to make meatloaf without a loaf pan. Any oven-safe dish with walls should work. Make sure that you’ve used enough binding agents and spread them thoroughly through the mixture. Then form your meatloaf into that loaf shape. It may be a little slippery and relax just a bit, but it should generally keep its shape. You can also try smaller casserole dishes if you do not have a bread loaf pan.

How long to cook meatloaf

Generally speaking, you’ll need to cook anywhere from 60 – 115 minutes at 350 for 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef.

Is meatloaf easy to make?

Yes! It is one of the most simple recipes to throw together. As long as you’ve added a binder, and your favorite spices – you’ll easily create a delicious meal.

Is there a meatloaf dressing?

You can make a brown gravy (my preferred topping) to serve with the meatloaf, or you can bake it with ketchup over the top.

Let’s continue the fun! Join my Cast Iron Lane Facebook Group here!

Content may contain affiliate links. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a little somethin’ somethin’ when you use the link to make a purchase. Learn more here. Would you like me to feature your brand? Contact me here.

Did you like this recipe?

Click on a heart to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

I'm sorry that you didn't like this recipe. 🙁

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

© 2016 -2024 Cast Iron Lane
Made with by Tiffany Noth | Contact | ‪(865) 412-0214 | Use of this site constitutes acknowledgment and acceptance of our Terms, Privacy Policy, Health Disclaimer, and Disclosure.
Popular Searches: