Saturday, June 28, 2014

Old-Fashioned Meatloaf (Paula Deen)

This meatloaf is really delicious! I've read the great reviews about this meatloaf from Paula Deen's website and knew that I will just have to try it. I'm so glad I did. Meatloaf has been on my list of to try for ages, and what better recipe to start with, other than Paula Deen's, especially when those who have tried it, raves about it! 

I have used about 600gm of ground pork instead of beef. Mix all the ingredients together ; pork, ground black pepper, chopped onions, chopped bell pepper, egg, canned diced tomato (drained), and oats (which I've used rolled oats) till evenly combined. Season with some salt, and I tested a teaspoon by frying it with a few drops of oil in a small saucepan, to check on the seasoning. You would not want to bake the whole meatloaf and then discovered later that it is under-seasoned! Adjust the seasoning accordingly, if needed. As soon as I've tasted it, I knew that this meatloaf is going to be good! So tasty!
To make the sauce for the topping, combine tomato ketchup, brown sugar and prepared mustard (I've used Dijon mustard).
Place the meat mixture in a baking loaf pan, (size 8-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Level the top, and spread the sauce topping over it. I've spread half of the sauce over the meat, and at halfway thru baking time, the top remains just as moist, so I've added about only a quarter more of the sauce over and continue baking until done.

Bake in a preheated oven at 375F for 1 hour. Since I've used more amount of meat that the recipe calls for, I've baked the meatloaf for an additional 20 minutes. Let cool in pan, and turn it out gently on to a plate.

The meatloaf is so moist, and very tasty. Delicious! At first, I thought that the top would be dry at the end of baking time, but it remains just as moist. I made a little bit more of the sauce, and we had the meatloaf plus the extra sauce, with plain white rice, and some stir-fry green veggies. Yummy!

Old-Fashioned Meatloaf
(adapted from
1 lb ground beef (I used ground pork)
1-1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 egg, lightly beaten
8 ounces canned diced tomato (without juice)
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats (I used rolled oats)

Topping :
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tbsps brown sugar
1 tbsp prepared mustard

Preheat oven to 375F.
Mix all meat ingredients well and place in a baking dish. Shape into a loaf.
Mix ingredients for topping and spread on loaf. Bake for 1 hour.


I'm linking this post to Cook Like A Star event, featuring Paula Deen and The Deen Brothers, hosted by Zoe of Bake For Happy KidsDiana of Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Joyce of Kitchen Flavours.

This shall be my last post for "Cook Like A Star - Paula Deen and The Deen Brothers". I would like to thank everyone who has joined us, there are still two more days if you would like to submit your posts. Cook Like A Star's next featured chef is Gordon Ramsay, in the month of August, Bring out those Gordon Ramsay books off your shelves and start cooking! Link your posts to the following hostesses ; Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids, Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out and Mich of Piece of Cake.  


  1. My Goodness, Joyce! How to resist such yummy and irresistible meatloaf? You have done it so well and at once look, for sure I know this is extremely delicious and ho liao!!! Thumbs up to you Joyce! Have a great weekend with your family and regards :)

  2. Wow really very delicious .... yummy meatloaf served with some rice and some stir-fry green veggies ^-^ Enjoy!

  3. this is something new to me, Joyce!

  4. This looks delicious! Your are right, it looks really moist. With a salad, it would be a perfect meal!

  5. I love a good meatloaf! I am definitely going to try this!

  6. Hi Joyce,

    Every slice of your meatloaf looks so yummy with nice saucey topping. They remind me of the Vietnamese kind of meat slices that we eat with broken rice :D


  7. Can serve these meatloaf as sandwich too.

  8. Joyce, I have never eaten a meatloaf before. Must try!

  9. HI JOyce,
    Your meatloaf make me drool!!
    I love how moist and firm it look at slice up!!!
    must try o!!