Aunt Dolly's Meat Loaf Recipe

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My Aunt Dolly would make this for me every time I asked for it...and I asked for it a lot growing up!

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Servings: 5


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  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup chopped Vidalia onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, tomato paste, onions, green pepper, oats, egg, salt, and pepper.
  3. Shape the mixture into a loaf and place it in a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard.
  5. Slather the glaze on top of the meat loaf and bake until the meat loaf is firm and cooked all the way through, about 1 hour.
  6. Serve hot with Mashed Potatoes and use the red juice as gravey.
  7. I live to cook!


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 207g
Recipe makes 5 servings
Calories 344  
Calories from Fat 143 42%
Total Fat 15.93g 20%
Saturated Fat 5.85g 23%
Trans Fat 0.85g  
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 1022mg 43%
Potassium 810mg 23%
Total Carbs 28.55g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3.6g 12%
Sugars 14.51g 10%
Protein 22.77g 36%
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