Meatloaf – My comfort food!


I’m a retired teacher now.  Wow that was weird to say.  Some of the best times in my class working with the kids involved food.  We would make cook books, write essays, make things.  They were my guinea pigs — testing my recipes — even making suggestions.  We learned how to format columns and search for symbols in word processing.  We used spreadsheets, statistics and graphics to take polls, expand recipes and calculate costs of food.

I remember one of my students, when asked to write a short warm up about their comfort foods, raved about his mom’s meatloaf.  He almost got teary eyed mentioning it.  “Bryan, I’m going to need that recipe in order for you to pass this class,” I joked.  I got it the next day.  He was right.  Angela Stolz, you do make great meatloaf.  Last night I needed some comfort food and I couldn’t find the recipe she had written neatly on a recipe card.  I panicked and messaged her.  She was quick to reply and soon my house smelled amazingly delicious — and I was comforted.

Here’s the recipe:

Angela’s Amazing Meatloafimg_0930

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef

1/2 lb. ground sausage

1 cup oatmeal

1/2 medium onion

3/4 cup of milk

1 egg

1 tsp. worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepperimg_0933


Preheat oven to 350°.

Place meat in a large bowl and gently mix.

Place remaining ingredients in a blender. ( I use a Vitamix.). and blend well.  Pour over meat, mix well.

Shape into a loaf.  Place in a loaf pan and bake for 1 hourimg_0934


  *This is Angela’s recipe verbatim.  I add ketchup to the top of the meatloaf because in my house meatloaf isn’t meatloaf unless it has ketchup, baked and gooey on top.

Thanks Bryan and Angela.

We love mashed potatoes and creamed corn with our meatloaf.  Share with me what your meatloaf secrets and combinations are.