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4.23 from 9 votes

Big Fat Healthy Southern Meatloaf, Made with Oats

Southern style meatloaf recipe, moist, and easy simple dinner.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 2 1/2 pounds ground beef see notes
  • 1 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 1-2 green bell peppers
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tablespoons worcerstershire sauce
  • 2 medium sized eggs or 1 extra large egg
  • 1 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 small can tomato sauce or 1 cup ketchup


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Keep the ground meat loose. Compacting will make the meatloaf tough.
  • Seed and chop bell pepper.
  • Dice onion to a fine dice.
  • Heat oil in pan. Sautè bell pepper and onion on low for about ten to twenty minutes until very softened.
  • You want the vegetables to cook down very fine.
  • Once softened, cool.
  • Mix all ingredients except the tomato sauce together, keeping the meat loose.
  • This recipe will make two meat loafs and will fit into two loaf pans, or you can bake them freehand as I do.
  • Form into two loaves. Top with tomato sauce (or ketchup). I like it on the sides also.
  • Bake until the temperature reaches 160 degrees inside, about 30 minutes. Allow to sit for ten minutes before cutting, or meatloaf may fall apart. It will continue cooking.
  • Meatloaf is extra good, refrigerated and reheated. This is a perfect do ahead meal.