Foodie Friday {Meatloaf}…

My mom makes the best cornbread … until I met Trader Joes.

My mom makes the best meat loaf … until I met Paula Deen.

I refuse to eat meatloaf at a restaurant because I have no idea what kind of meat they use.  I refuse to eat other people’s meat loaf because my mom always made the best.  ♥ You Mom! 🙂

Raymond & I were watching the Food Network a few months back.  Paula and her son, Boobbbbyyy *nasal southern voice* were cooking up a meat loaf.  It looked easy and delicious, which are my two qualifiers for trying a new recipe.  Off to the computer I went to print the recipe.  It is now a household staple! 🙂

Thanks Paula! 😉


*Modified from this recipe*

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
    • I prefer 96/4
  • (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 4 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking steel cut oats
    • Quick-cooking oats would work as well
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp
    • Italian seasoning
    • Salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the above ingredients.
  3. Shape mixture into a loaf pan.
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together above ingredients.
  2. Slather mixture on top of meat loaf.
  3. Bake 50-60 minutes.  Until meat loaf is firm and cooked all the way through.
  4. Serve with mashed potatoes.

We consider this our heart healthy meat loaf.  It is delicious!

Note:  there will be some water/liquid that cooks out.  This is from the vegetables.  

Until next time…