Basic Meatloaf a la Paula Deen

Tasty moist everyday basic meatloaf from a Paula Deen recipe at Food Network.

My heart can’t take reading most Paula Deen recipes. The doctor in my just can’t take it. But I enjoy watching her cook and her personality. So last week I wanted meatloaf and a Food Network email arrive and there was Paula Deen and her basic meatloaf and it looked like I would live through it.

The original recipe was for 1 pound. Never will I make a 1 pound meatloaf. Meatloaf is for leftovers. So first I double it. Then I “rounded” the ingredients a little. 1 cup of onion is one medium onion and so on. Also I decreased the salt a little and decreased to topping since doubling does not double surface area.

Rating

rating system 3

It may be a 4 but I like my meatloaf better. My wife described this as eating stuffed peppers (she likes stuffed peppers). So take your choice. Both are good and quick.

ingredients for recipe

Preheat oven to 375 convection.

add to baking dish

Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and transfer to baking dish. Like all  meat loaf, do not over mix.

top with ketchupbake until golden brown and 165 degrees

Mix topping and spread over meatloaf then bake for approx 1 hour. Until internal temp of about 170.

Jake looking for droppings

Basic Meatloaf a la Paula Deen
 
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Tasty moist everyday basic meatloaf from a Paula Deen recipe at Food Network.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground beef`
  • 2 t salt
  • ½ t black pepper
  • 1 medium chopped (about 1 cup) onion
  • 1 medium chopped ( 1 cup) green pepper
  • 2 whipped eggs
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 14½ oz can diced tomatoes
Topping
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 3 T Brown sugary
  • 1 T Mustard
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 convection.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and transfer to baking dish. Like all meat loaf, do not over mix.
  3. Mix topping and spread over meatloaf then bake for approx 1 hour. Until internal temp of about 165-170.

Last Updated
September 23 2014

Comments

  1. says

    “Hey ya’ll! Today we’re goin’ to make some meatloaf. First, ya take a pound of butter….”

    heh heh, I know what you mean about some of her recipes but she is charming as can be. You’re right about meat loaf. You can’t have meatloaf sandwiches without leftovers!

  2. says

    You sound just like her… I do enjoy watching her and if I was a cardiologist I would consider it just good for business. This meatloaf is a little too “fluffy” for a good sandwich.

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