Cip’s Meatloaf





1 pound ground beef

1  pound ground pork

3/4 cup  Quick Oatmeal*

2 Tablespoons minced garlic ( adjust to your taste )

1/2 cup ketchup

1 Tablespoon mustard

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 -1/2 teaspoon pepper

(1 egg white) see note*



1.  In a small bowl, combine  garlic, ketchup, mustard, salt and pepper.

2.   In a large bowl, combine beef, pork and oatmeal.

3.  Add seasonings to the beef mixture and mix well.

4.  Form mixture into a loaf and place loaf on a 9x 13 baking pan.

5.  Bake in a 350 oven for approx 1 hour.

6.  Cut the meatloaf in half.  Continue baking another 10- 15 minutes or until meatloaf  is no longer pink.

7.  Allow to set at least 10 minutes before cutting.

8.  Serve hot or cold.


I had this meatloaf one evening for dinner  while I was visiting Dori and Cip in Miami in the winter of 2014.   I watched Cip make this on a Sunday afternoon and could not wait to try it. We did not eat this until Monday evening and it sliced beautifully. Dori served it with gnocchi and sauce and  it  was delicious! My best memory of this meatloaf , however, was a late night  cold sandwich after driving with an empty tank of gas through Alligator Alley . It was MY comfort food after I arrived safely at their home.

* The first time I made this meatloaf  it fell apart and did not hold together.  I called Dori and as we talked,  I realized I used regular oatmeal  instead of  Quick Oatmeal (oatmeal that has already been precooked and dried).  I guess  using quick oats  made the difference because it sliced paper thin when it was cold. I also threw in an egg white to be sure it held together.  Cip does not use an egg . I also used sage sausage instead of the pork and it had a great flavor.  

Experiment , but don’t wait for a stressful situation to enjoy this comfort food!




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