Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Oatmeal FollowUp

Remember last week

when I posted about oatmeal?

I promised my meatloaf recipe, well I lied.

I’m sort of posting a meatloaf recipe.

I wouldn't call it meatloaf though.

The way I make ‘meatloaf’ isn't your typical loaf of meat.

The words meat and loaf smashed together

are nasty and unappetizing to me.

Did you like meatloaf as a kid?

I didn’t and I can speak for Gary and say he didn’t.

My mom never made it.

My mom didn’t really cook with red meat.

She just isn’t/wasn’t a fan.

Gary’s mom cooked something she called meatloaf,

but it was drowned in tomato sauce.

When Gary and I got married I was a beginner/terrible cook.

I tried so hard and I kept/keep trying.

I love to cook and did even as a beginner.

Sometimes my cooking is good, and other times we call the

local pizza guy after a failed attempt.

I wanted to be a good cook and would try so many different times

and ways to master a certain recipe.



I don’t know why, I just did.

In my opinion I mastered the loaf of meat we now call

{drumroll please}

“Red Top Rounds”

1 ½ lbs ground beef

{if I have leftover raw pork sausage from breakfast

I’ll throw that in too/instead of ½ pound beef}

1 egg

3/4 cup milk

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup quick cooking oats

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons prepared mustard


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, combine the egg, milk, cheese, oats and salt.

Add the ground beef, mixing well, and form this

mixture into eight miniature rounds.

Place them in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish.

In a separate bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard.

Stir & spoon over each round.

Bake for 45 minutes.

Kid tested and approved!

(the spacing on this post is weird)


Kelli said...

It's like a meatloaf husband would LOVE this. I must try it and soon.

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Wow that sounds good! My husband always tells me that meat wasn't meant to be put into a loaf. Hee hee. I have a feeling my family will like your recipe!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

jenn w/ 2 n's said...

I have personally had Angie's Red Top Rounds and can attest to their tastiness. This of course coming from someone who HATES meatloaf. Thanks for the recipe. Now I may actually make it for Kb.

Lyryn said...

Going to try this... I always like finding new things to make

lsnellings said...

The words meat and loaf make me gag too. I can't promise that I will try this one! ;)

Ivy said...

This sounds delish!!!! I love meatloaf..but not the name. Publix has a meatloaf that is ready to go into the oven and it's to die for!!!! We have it all the time:)

Julia said...

you have to love a good meatloaf recipe. i think i will try this. it seems straightforward. thankyou!

Heather said...

I love new recipes and this one sounds great!! SO glad you shared girl!

Kelli said...

So when you say rounds do you mean like hamburger shape or meatloaf shape? I have added this to my menu this week.

Kelli W said...

You had me until you poured the ketchup/brown sugar on top! I'm not a fan of that mixture on my meatloaf...but the rest of it sounds yummy:)