A cheap and easy meatloaf recipe when you’re low on ingredients.
1/2 cup tomato juice or V8
1/4 cup ketchup
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup fresh parsley or 1/4 cup dried
1 carrot, minced
2 ribs celery, minced
1/2 green pepper, minced
1 onion, minced
1 pound ground beef
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the eggs, tomato juice, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir in the bread crumbs and oatmeal.
You can chop the vegetables by hand or in a food processor. Then mix them into the mixing bowl and stir well. Finally, add the meat and mix together with your hands. (If you’d rather use a mixer, just be sure not to overmix.)
Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and spread the meat in it.
Top with your choice of toppings, like 2 Tbs brown sugar and 2 Tbs mustard, or 1/4 cup ketchup and 1 Tbs red wine vinegar.