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Nana's Easy Meatloaf Recipe

The classic meatloaf recipe with a twist - oatmeal and olives.

Servings 6 people


  • 1 package organic ground beef (1.34 lbs)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2-3/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning (may substitute sage)
  • 1-2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 10-12 green olives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion, celery, & green peppers (1/2 cup total of the 3 veggies)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup gluten free oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup ketchup (for topping) (or more if you wish)
  • 8 green olives, sliced (slice each olive into 3 sections for top of meatloaf)


  1. I start with a big bowl and spread out the ground beef around the bottom and sides of the bowl. Then I add the dry seasonings and the worcestershire and mix by hand literally getting my hands on the meat. Next I add the chopped vegetables and olives mixing that by hand as well. I beat the egg and add that in; then add the oatmeal. I mix by hand ‘til all the ingredients are blended.

  2. I add the mixed meat, seasonings, and vegetables to a greased glass loaf pan shaping it in on sides. Last I add enough ketchup to cover the top surface of the meatloaf spreading it over the top with my fingers. Then I arrange the sliced olives on the top of the ketchup for a decorative topping. Bake for an hour at 350 degrees. Cool, pour off excess fat and you’re ready to serve your meat before it has time to loaf.

Recipe Notes

Optional: Add 1/4 chopped tomatoes, if desired.