1 1/2 to 2 pounds ground beef
1 cup quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke (Optional)
Several drops hot sauce (you decide how hot you want it)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
½ cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar.
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Chop your onions, garlic and celery.
Put all your ingredients into a bowl and with your hands mix all of them together. Put it into a baking dish or pan and pat down. Bake uncovered in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
Whisk sauce ingredients together in a bowl. Remove meatloaf after 30 minutes and pour sauce over the top. Raise oven temperature to 375 degrees and return meatloaf to oven. Cook 35 more minutes.
Variation - Use 50% ground beef and 50% ground pork. Replace the celery with grated carrot to slip in veggies.
We are in for storms today, so turning off the computer and going to play in the kitchen and read. Have a safe day. Be happy and may God bless you and yours.