Posted 4/10/2012 12:20:06 AM
I just tried this recipe today. I cooked it for my family and in-laws. I used the 1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves, and the 3/4 cup Quick cooking Oats. I finely chopped the onions in a food processor so my kids couldn't see them and I used Soy Milk instead of milk due to food allergies. I also read some of the reviews and then decided to add 1/2 Tablespoon of Chilli powder and 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce to the mixture. I also took another reviewer's suggestion and added Bread slices to the bottom of the loaf pan so that the hamburger grease was soaked up during baking. I omitted the sauce from the top of the loaf due to the fact that some family members preferred Ketchup over BBQ sauce. It took 1 hour and 30 minutes to cook using a 9 X 5 loaf Pan. Everyone LOVED it! It was a very big hit. It was packed with a ton of flavor, it was moist (not soggy), and everyone was able to add there choice of sauce on it. I paired it with Green bean Casserole and rolls. I was told that the casserole was a nice compliment to the meatloaf and that I was an amazing cook. The great part was that I am so not a cook and this was my first time cooking meatloaf. I highly recommend this recipe. It was quick, easy, and fun. Thanks you Betty and to the other reviewer's for all your great suggestions!