This is my favorite comfort food. It makes me feel all safe and warm and cuddly. Read all about my feelings on the subject here.
Mother's Oatmeal Meatloaf:
1 1/2 lb ground beef
1 cup tomato sauce
2/3 cup oats, uncooked
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1- Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl (I also like to add a little minced garlic) until evenly mixed.
2- In a loaf pan, form the mixture into a loaf shape. (optionally top with some more tomato sauce)
3- Put into a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour.
4- Take out, let stand for 5 minutes.
My personal preference is to top it with a combination of cocktail sauce and ketchup. But that's not for everyone.