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Mama's Meatloaf with Spiced Tomato Glaze

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Mama's Meatloaf with Spiced Tomato Glaze

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Carla says she's tweaked this recipe 500 times out of the 1000 times she's made it, so you'd better believe this one's a winner. The oat-based loaf is also perfectly shaped for leftover sandwich enjoyment, topped with spiced tomato glaze.


  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 stalk celery
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce (for meatloaf)
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin (for meatloaf)
  • 1 tsp. ground cayenne
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 lb. ground beef (coarsely ground)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme (chopped, or 1 tsp. dried thyme)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped, or 1 Tbsp. dried parsley)
  • nonstick cooking spray (or canola oil, for testing meatloaf)
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp. horseradish
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin (for spiced tomato glaze)
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce (for spiced tomato glaze)
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    Calories1490Calories from Fat820
    Total Fat91g140%
    Saturated Fat36g180%
    Trans Fat6g
    Calories from Fat820
    Total Carbohydrate47g16%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A140%
    Vitamin C50%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Burnett a year ago
    Super Easy to make. The meatloaf was moist and flavorful. I will certainly make again.
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    Christensen a year ago
    I’ve tried a few meatloaf recipes, and this was my family’s least favorite. It tasted like a hamburger without any spices or anything to make it exceptional.
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    Mrs. Hewick a year ago
    This recipe is alright. Needs a little more salt and dont use beef that is 93% lean cause it turns out dried out. I did not use oats for my meatloaf, I use bread.
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    Alecto a year ago
    Taste was good, texture was a little odd. I'll remember the glaze for certain though.
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    Al Head a year ago
    Excellent flavor, moist Will definitely make again
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    Nathan Youngman a year ago
    adding to regular rotation
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    Bear 2 years ago
    Wonderful best ever!!
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    Mel Geo 2 years ago
    This meatloaf is very flavorful. The cumin gives a nice spin.
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    Edwardo 2 years ago
    Awesome! We love Mama’s meatloaf 😊
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    Jennifer Valentine 2 years ago
    Love the spice ❤️ also liked the tip about mixing all the ingredients first, before adding the meat. Definitely make this again.
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    Jermaine Smith 2 years ago
    Turned out great and I’m not a good cook!
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    Herrington 2 years ago
    Very tasty but not the best ever.
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    Polk 2 years ago
    Best meatloaf I have ever had!!!
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    Dana I. 2 years ago
    Very tasty my family really enjoyed it
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    Sonja Nimlos 2 years ago
    I didn’t know I liked meatloaf! It was juicy and flavorful and the sauce was really good with it. Back to make it a second time.
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    alana 2 years ago
    it came at really good.
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    Danielle Rhymes 2 years ago
    It was okay. I was worried about the cayenne being too much for my kiddos, but they spice was definitely okay even for the ones who hate spicy things. We personally did not like the very strong cumin flavor. I ate mine with worcestershire & that was delicious. I would say if you make this, at least cut the cumin by half to balance it out a bit more. I'll be making a few more changes to it next time.
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    Jean Woods 3 years ago
    I love this meatloaf. Very tender and juice unlike the meatloaf I've made in the past. I used ground turkey, ground beef and Italian sausage. Added 1 extra egg.
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    Louise Lin 3 years ago
    Turned out alright; nothing exceptional.
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    Dr. LaShonda Reid 3 years ago
    Delicious!! Didn't need to change a thing!
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    marie b. 3 years ago
    It was so good my husband loved it! A great sandwich on some French bread
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    Jordan P. 3 years ago
    I loved it and so did my family. Substituting for oats was a nice healthy choice!