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We named this meatloaf Hospitality Meatloaf for four reasons:

1. It has simple ingredients that please everyone’s palette. No one is going to be weirded out by this meatloaf. Seriously. Everyone likes this meatloaf.

2. It is such a great comfort food. This recipe enables you to show hospitality to your family with it’s “simple pleasures” flavor.

3. It can be easily expanded to feed a crowd. Mom recently made this meatloaf for over twenty people. And check out the ingredient list–This is a great way to feed a crowd on the cheap!

4. It is so easy to make, you will not be stressed out making this meal for a crowd! It is the perfect entertaining meal.

This recipe has been in our family for years. My mom taught me how to make this and her grandmother taught her. And now we welcome you into our family with this special recipe. Enjoy!

Time: 1 hr 10 min

Serves: 6-8

Recipe:

1 lb Ground Beef
1 C Oats
1 can (6 0z) Tomato Paste
1 t. Salt
1 Egg
Ketchup

Method:

1. Combine the ground beef, oats, tomato paste, salt, and egg in a mixing bowl. I usually just remove my wedding rings and mix it with my hands. This recipe really helps you get in touch with your inner child and just enjoy squishing things together again. You’re welcome.

2. Loosely shape into a “loaf” shape and place in an ungreased cake pan. NOTE: You don’t want to pack it too tightly or it does not cook evenly.

3. Spread ketchup over the top of the meat. You just want to cover the top. I know I didn’t put a measure on this, but you can’t mess this part up. If it looks good to you, you did it right. Good job.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

This recipe is so easy to expand for a crowd too! Just calculate how many people you are feeding. For every six, double the recipe. If you are quadrupling the recipe, turn the heat down to 325 and cook for 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours. The meat thermometer should read 160 degrees when it is finished!

We love to serve this with baked beans, baked potatoes and Kelsey’s macaroni and cheese!

 

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