Who Doesn’t Like Meatloaf?


I always hear people make fun of meatloaf, but it was always one of my kids’ favorite meals.  I like to imagine it’s because I make AWESOME meatloaf, but I think it’s really because meatloaf is in fact just a big hamburger.  Well, anyway, I finally got around to making mine to share on my blog.  Mostly because an old and dear friend asked the other day for that recipe of mine for meatloaf with the cheese in it.

I hope this was the one she meant, because I did so many different versions.  And it has evolved a bit through the years.  But this one is good.  And if you make it and don’t like it just like this, never fear, you can easily tailor  it to suit yourself.  It’s one of THOSE sorts of recipes.

I also tried something else I’ve never made before, golden beets.  I added a link for the recipe I used (not my own) because they turned out really good.  Even my husband, NOT a beet lover, liked them.  I think the golden beets are a little less overwhelmingly “earthy” than the red beets.  By that I mean they don’t taste as much like dirt.  Yes, I said it.  I think beets taste like dirt.  I don’t hate that myself, but I can see why some people don’t like them.  The golden beets have a lighter taste.

Anyway, if you want to try my meatloaf recipe, which has oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs, so has no wheat, and isn’t cooked in a loaf pan so has a nice crispy outside AND has cheese, well, here you go:  Awesome Meatloaf.

And it’s Handmade Monday, which I’ve missed two weeks in a row, so, I’m going that way now, myself.  Please head over too, and check out what they’re doing, they always do such wonderful things, crafts and some recipes and everything!  Thanks for stopping by.  🙂


  1. Wendy says:

    Looks good – I might try a veggie version! Yes, I know what you mean about beets – I used to eat dirt when I was a toddler, so maybe that’s why I quite like the taste!

  2. Sonnet says:

    That’s so great to hear even your husband enjoyed the beets! Roasting them and adding spices definitely makes a difference! 🙂

  3. Tickled Pink says:

    Might have to try the golden beets as, although I don’t dislike them, red ones do taste a bit earthy.

  4. Deborah says:

    I shall have to give your recipe a try and personally I absolutely adore beets. Raw in salads or added to tagines are my favourite ways of the eating them at the moment.

  5. Adaliza says:

    Meatloaf looks brill – love that its called Awesome Meatloaf! I shall have a bash at this over my Easter holiday – only 4 more days to go till the end of term! Can’t wait!!!

  6. Handbagsbyhelen says:

    Never had meatloaf, but you pic looks amazing, so maybe I’ll have to give it a go!

  7. Caroline says:

    That looks delicious and love meatloaf too, plus dirt never did anyone any harm.

  8. Lau W says:

    Hmmmm ! that seems so delicious !!!!

  9. Jam Dalory says:

    I have to put my hand up and say I don’t like meatloaf, although to be honest I don’t like meat! If you have a vegetarian version i’ll give that a try although it wouldn’t be a meatloaf then would it? Never mind, have a great week. x

  10. Pickle-Lily says:

    My husban loves meatlosf so you have made his day!
    Jo x

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