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Basic Meatloaf a la Paula Deen

by DrDan at 101 Cooking For Two April 25, 2011

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. 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.


2 pounds ground beef`
2 t salt
1/2 t
black pepper
1 medium chopped (about 1 cup) onion
1 medium chopped ( 1 cup)
green pepper

2 whipped

1 cup
quick oats

14 1/2 oz can
diced tomatoes

1/2 cup ketchup
3 T
Brown sugar
1 T Mustard


Preheat oven to 375 convection. Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and transfer to baking dish. Like all meat loaf, do not over mix.

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


Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 10 mins Yield: 8 servings