I always remember my grandma cooking in cast iron skillets, and her old fashioned skillet meatloaf recipe made in her cast iron skillet was one of my favorite dishes.
To be honest, I don’t have a ton of experience cooking with cast iron. I picked up a few Lodge cast iron skillets from their outlet in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (great products!) last year, and I’ve been making an effort to use cast iron more often.
Old Fashioned Skillet Meatloaf Recipe
This old fashioned skillet meatloaf is perfect for your 10″ cast iron skillet. It’s such a simple and classic meatloaf recipe. My whole family loves it when I make this for dinner. It’s such a warm and satisfying comfort food.
With so many great meatloaf recipes swirling around on the internet and in cookbooks, it can be hard to know which one to choose. Sometimes it’s good to stick to the tried and true recipes using ingredients that you know your family will love—like old fashioned oats and ketchup. Gotta love meatloaf with ketchup. What can I say, it just tastes GOOD!
Of course, if you don’t have a cast iron skillet, this recipe still works great in a bread pan!
This skillet meatloaf is so moist and full of flavor. Be sure to save the recipe below and pin it for later.
What is your favorite thing to cook in a cast iron skillet? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
- 2 lbs. Ground Beef (80/20 or 85/15)
- 1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 cup Ketchup
- 2 eggs
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce Topping
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl whisk the eggs. Add the onion, salt, pepper, 1 cup ketchup and the Worcestershire sauce to the eggs stir until blended. Add the ground beef and the oats mix well using a wooden spoon or your hands ( I used my hands).
3. Dump mixture into a 10in. cast iron skillet, press to shape. If you don't have a cast iron skillet, you can follow the same instructions for a bread pan. Bake for one hour, remove from oven, spread on the topping and bake for 25 more minutes or until the center reaches 160 degrees.