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Old 12-06-2012, 09:46 AM   #16
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out of curiosity- why oats? and are we talking quick oats or something else?
Can't answer for the others, but I use oats simply because they are easier. No tearing up bread or crushing crackers, just scoop with the measuring spoon. I'm a lazy cook. lol.
Honestly, I've used traditional oats and quick oats. Never noticed any difference.
I also mix by hand. My meatloaf is never crumbly.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:54 AM   #17
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out of curiosity- why oats? and are we talking quick oats or something else?
Because that's what my mother did. Any kind works.

It's probably healthier than most bread.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:00 AM   #18
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By hand! I can tell whether it needs more ketchup or more breadcrumbs best when mixing it by hand
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:06 AM   #19
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Rachel Ray has a great meatloaf muffin recipe. It used salsa, bbq sauce, green pepper, onion, worchester sauce, bread crumbs, etc. It takes very little time to cook (15 min in oven) and is easy to serve since it's already in serving sizes (two per person to start). The only thing is cleaning the tin is a bit cumbersome.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:08 AM   #20
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BY hand here, too. I have used bread crumbs and oats. I also use pureed veggies (usually carrots and spinach) for moisture, bbq sauce (especially the raspberry grilling sauce when I have it) and eggs. I never measure anything, though, just throw it together until it is the right consistency.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:10 AM   #21
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anyone who is willing to stray from mom's traditional meatloaf recipe (I know I know, it's hard to do) try adding 2 packets of onion soup/dip mix. OMG so tasty

2 Pounds Ground Beef
1 3/4 Cups Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
2 Envelopes Onion Soup Mix
3/4 Cup Water
2/3 Cup Ketchup
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:11 AM   #22
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I've always heard not to mix the meat mixture too much because it'd make it tough. But when I make mine, it usually comes out kind of "loose" and "crumbly"?? Can't really describe it.

I've heard of some people mixing it in their Kitchen Aid mixer too. I think I might try that and see what kind of results I get.

My husband likes his meatloaf really dense and compact. LOL
I mix it with my hands you have to kind of push it together to shape it so it doesn't fall apart. If you are finding it to be too crumbly, then you need to add more moisture. I add diced up white bread, eggs, ketchup, some milk, worchestershire sauce, chopped onion and spices. It needs to be fairly wet or it ends up too dry and falls apart.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:19 AM   #23
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I use ground round, instant oatmeal, eggs, onion, ketchup, salt, and pepper. I soak the oatmeal in the eggs and then add the rest. I use a potato masher utensil to mix it all up - it works very well.

As others mentioned, if your meatloaf is falling apart, it is probably because you need to use more eggs and bread crumbs or oats.

Now I want meatloaf for supper - the pork chops thawing in the fridge can wait until tomorrow night.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:21 AM   #24
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thanks, all! I already planned on meatloaf for tomorrow night, so this was very timely!
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:28 AM   #25
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Mine is crumbly on purpose. I don't mix it very much and I mix it by hand.

I add pieces of torn up bread instead of bread crumbs, Worcestershire, garlic, egg and half of my sauce. In the sauce is ketchup, 6 or 8 ounce (can't remember which) of tomato sauce, brown sugar, mustard powder, salt and pepper. The other half of the sauce goes on about half way through cooking, and so does some more brown sugar, usually. It depends on how sweet I want it to be.

The torn up bread makes it SO DANG GOOD!!!
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I made meatloaf last night. I tried a new recipe and it is a keeper!! It was bacon cheeseburger meatloaf from the pioneer woman's site. It was very easy and it was delicious!! This is huge at my house cause the kids would cringe when meatloaf would pop up on our menu, but it was given two thumbs up by all.

OP, I have to agree with the other posters it seems like you need more wet ingredients and another binder. Maybe try a couple of slices of bread soaked in milk. HTH

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Old 12-06-2012, 10:41 AM   #27
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I made meatloaf last night. I tried a new recipe and it is a keeper!! It was bacon cheeseburger meatloaf from the pioneer woman's site. It was very easy and it was delicious!! This is huge at my house cause the kids would cringe when meatloaf would pop up on our menu, but it was given two thumbs up by all.

OP, I have to agree with the other posters it seems like you need more wet ingredients and another binder. Maybe try a couple of slices of bread soaked in milk. HTH

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I use the Kitchenaid. Touching raw meat makes me feel oooogy.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:47 AM   #29
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With my hands. Eggs, sauteed onions, breadcrumbs, small can of tomato paste, salt and pepper, ground beef(the fatty kind). Quick squish throught the meat and into a loaf pan. I don't mix it all that much because the meat gets broken down.
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