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Our Meatloaf Recipe!

There’s really no way to make it look all that pretty, but meatloaf – it’s what for dinner. Wink, wink. Growing up (ahem, hello 80s and 90s), meatloaf was a dinnertime staple. But, honestly, I kinda forgot about it for a few years. Recently though, we’ve been reintroducing some classics and meatloaf has become a family favorite once again.

Early in our marriage, Ryan and I took turns making our mother’s different meatloaf recipes. It didn’t take us long to realize that we liked certain things about each of them … so we created a mashup of his mom’s recipe + my mom’s recipe. Now we have our own version and we’re pretty happy with it …

And, yes – it might be a tad controversial, but we DO use ketchup in and ON our meatloaf. So, in case you’re looking to try an old classic – here’s our take on a traditional meatloaf …

Introducing the Blair Mashup Meatloaf!


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • ⅔ cup old fashioned oats
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • A squirt or two of ketchup (this is a professional recipe, can’t you tell!)
  • Finely chopped onion (I use half a white onion – just depends on how much onion your family likes)(chop according to preference as well)
  • 1 chopped green pepper (I chopped this finely to so that my kiddos will eat it)
  • ⅛ cup water
  • 1-2 tsp garlic


  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Chop onion and green pepper
  • Combine all ingredients and mix/mash it all up together
  • Place in a greased loaf pan
  • Pour ketchup on top to cover
  • Bake for 1 hour

Serve with potatoes of any kind, salad, veggies and a bit of nostalgia! And, enjoy!

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