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This Paula Deen Meatloaf Recipe is one of my family’s favorites. If you are looking for a great old-fashioned, homemade meatloaf, that’s easy to make with great flavor, this is it.

I love Paula’s approach to simple easy home cooking. The problem is that, though tasty, most of her recipes are far from light or healthy.

This is the homemade meatloaf recipe I make most often these days. It comes from her original The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook (affiliate link). I love that it uses oats instead of bread crumbs and has a sweet ketchup based topping.

Meatloaf has long been a family favorite, and this combination is one I come back to again and again. It is moist and flavorful and so easy. If you like basic old-fashioned meatloaf you will love this one.



1 pound lean ground beef
1¼ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ cup chopped onion
½ cup chopped bell pepper
1 large egg
1 cup diced canned tomatoes with their juice
½ cup quick cooking oats
Topping Ingredients
⅓ cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard


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Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 F.
In a large bowl mix together all meatloaf ingredients well. Place the mixture into a 9×13-inch glass or ceramic baking dish and shape into a loaf.
Mix together the topping ingredients and spread over the loaf.
Bake until done, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

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