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Stovetop Meat Loaves Recipe

Stovetop Meat Loaves Recipe

Who says meat loaf has to bake in the oven for hours? For this convenient recipe, all you need is your stovetop and 30 minutes. It’s a quick, simple dish to make for one or two people. —Emily Sund, Geneseo, Illinois.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup Italian tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the milk, oats, onion and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into two loaves.
  • 2. In a small nonstick skillet, brown loaves on all sides; drain. Combine the cornstarch, tomato sauce and water until smooth. Pour over meat loaves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 259 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 922mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

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kgburgess User ID: 2727982 257517
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2016

"This was a delicious recipe for meatloaf! I've always made meatloaf in the oven, but this was a great alternative way to cook them. Simmering them in the sauce kept them nice and moist! I generally like more onion and "stuff" in my meatloaf, but this really suited my picky daughter. She ate it in record time! I served it with seasoned baked potatoes and peas. Yum!"

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 252915
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2016

"This was a really good meatloaf recipe. I doubled it to feed our family of 4. Instead of salt I used about 1/2 T of Montreal steak seasoning in the loaves. I also used the steak seasoning in the tomato gravy to taste."

b4jcol User ID: 8171685 225767
Reviewed May. 2, 2015

"Perfect for the two of us."

PaigeIdzerda User ID: 1582965 208288
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"This is an excellent and easy recipe, When the meat loaves were done, I put a slice of provolone cheese and dried parsley on top and left covered in the pan until cheese melted. I made these with the parmesan peas and rice (for 2). Thanks for a great recipe!"

jaxwilso8 User ID: 5411330 66089
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"My boyfriend and I have found a new meatloaf! My mom's is always the best of course, but this one is quick and amazing! Very tasty! I did add some Montreal Steak Seasoning to the mix."

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