I think I’ve finally perfected my meatloaf recipe.  I’ve tried so many things over the years and I think I’ve finally managed to create one that is both moist and tasty!

Yay me!

What really seemed to make the difference was using oatmeal which I had soaked overnight.  And I just love the taste that smoked paprika gives to things.  Plus, what is a meatloaf without that awesome ketchup sauce?  I used organic ketchup and raw honey instead of brown sugar just to make it more “real food” approved.


  • 1 ¾ lbs grass-fed ground beef
  • I cup oatmeal (soaked in 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon of whey, kombucha, yogurt, or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown or Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey

1. Either the night before or first thing in the morning measure out 1 cup of regular, old fashioned oatmeal into a bowl.  Cover with 1 cup of filtered water and 1 tablespoon of whey, kombucha, yogurt, or apple cider vinegar.  Cover and let sit on the counter until ready to use, for at least 8 hours.

2. When ready to assemble, combine the meat, oatmeal, egg, and spices and mix until well combined.  This is a good job for bare hands.

3. Shape the mixture into a loaf and place into a glass baking dish.

4. Combine the ketchup, mustard, and honey.  Spread over the meatloaf.

5. Cook for one hour in a preheated 350 degree oven.

I hope that you try this.  I think you’ll like it.  I’d love to read what you think and if you have any more suggestions for me in the comments sections below.

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