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