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Classic, Tasty Meatloaf Recipe” – 27 characters


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese, halved


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix ground beef, quick oats, onion, milk, eggs, 1/4 cup ketchup, parsley, garlic, salt, basil, and black pepper together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined; pat the mixture into a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake meatloaf in the preheated oven until firm and no longer pink inside, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of the meatloaf should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  4. Remove from oven, spread 2 tablespoons ketchup over loaf, and top with Cheddar cheese slices; return to oven and bake until cheese has melted, about 5 more minutes.

Cook’s Note:

If you wish to freeze, bake as directed for one hour, remove from the oven, and cool. Refrigerate until well chilled, wrap, label and freeze. To reheat: unwrap meatloaf and bake, 1 hour at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Top with ketchup and cheese and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Cooking Time

Prep Time:20 mins

Cook Time: 1 hrs 5 mins

Total Time: 1 hrs 25 mins


Yield:1 5×9-inch loaf

Nutrition Facts

  • 344 Calories
  • 21g Fat
  • 12g Carbs
  • 27g Protein