1 onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup quick oatmeal
8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
3 lbs lean ground beef
Dash of Tabasco (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a frying pan, heat olive oil and sauté onion until tender. Place cooked onion into a large bowl and let cool for about 10 minutes. Add oats, spices, Tabasco, tomato sauce and eggs and mix thoroughly. Again, let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes.

Add the lean ground beef and blend thoroughly. Shape into two loaves and place on a boiler rack with slits and a bottom section to catch drippings. Bake loaves for between 65 – 75 minutes. Use a thermometer to check internal temperature is no less than 160 degrees. Remove the loaves from the oven and set aside for a further 10 minutes, then slice.

The two loaves serve about 10. Enjoy them with mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts.