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How To Make Meatloaf With No Breadcrumbs

One of the best things about making meatloaf with no breadcrumbs is that it's an easy way to make gluten free meatloaf! This easy gluten free meatloaf recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners!

If you need an easy meatloaf recipe that the whole family will devour, you have come to the right place. This simple dinner recipe is classic for a reason!

It has the added bonus of being a meatloaf with no breadcrumbs so don't have to worry about the gluten if you have allergies to deal with.

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Recipes that use no breadcrumbs for meatloaf can sometimes be a bit tricky. They get too soft, don't hold their shape, end up being a meat pudding situation, you get the picture. Not the case with this recipe, I'll show you my secret ingredient below!

Finished recipe for meatloaf with no breadcrumbs ready to eat.

Why would I want to make meatloaf with no breadcrumbs?

There's lots of reasons for needing a no breadcrumb meatloaf recipe. Gluten intolerance is a big one (and the main on in our house) but you can also use this recipe if you don't have breadcrumbs on hand and don't feel like going through the hassle of making your own, running to the store, etc.

You probably already have a lot of things in your kitchen you can use as a binder for meatloaf. I'm going to show you how I make meatloaf with no breadcrumbs that comes out perfectly every time!

top down view of the finished meatloaf with no breadcrumbs ready to eat.

What do I need to make this no breadcrumb meatloaf recipe?

To make this tasty meatloaf we will be using ground beef or turkey, you can use either, I use whatever I have on hand! We will also use green bell peppers, red bell peppers, celery, carrots, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, quick oats, egg, and salt/pepper to taste!

That's all! It's really easy to put together and super simple to gather these easy to find ingredients at your favorite grocery store.

Ingredients needed to make meatloaf with no breadcrumbs ready to eat.

Are quick oats the same as old fashioned oats?

No! Quick oats are not the same as old fashioned oats or steel cut oats. You can use your food processor to bread down old fashioned oats so that you can use them as quick oats though.

You will just want to pulse them in the blender or food processor to break them up into smaller pieces. This is a great way to make them into more of a breadcrumb size piece for use in no breadcrumb meatloaf recipes like this one!

close up of the finished meatloaf sliced and ready to eat.

Are all oats gluten free?

No, they are not all gluten free. It will depend on how and where they are processed usually. If you need to make sure the recipe is completely gluten free be sure to double check all of your ingredients for hidden gluten, that includes the oats!

You can easily find quick oats that are gluten free tho, so don't be discouraged. Most varieties that I've used have been gluten free but just double check the ingredients list before buying or using!

a plate with meatloaf with no breadcrumbs and mashed potatoes.

How to make meatloaf with no breadcrumbs:

This is a really easy recipe to prepare as well…check out these simple step by step instructions for making a no breadcrumbs for meatloaf recipe!

another view of the ingredients needed to make meatloaf with no breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees 

making the sauce.

In a small bowl whisk together the ketchup and one tablespoon of the worcestershire sauce, set aside 

meatloaf ingredients in a bowl

In a large bowl, stir together all remaining ingredients until well combined 

mixture ready to be formed and baked.

Prepare a baking dish with nonstick spray 

meatloaf formed into an oval to bake.

Place the meat mixture in the baking dish and form and even, oval shape 

meatlaof in a pan ready to have sauced added

Bake for about 30 minutes until cooked through

meatloaf with sauce added.

Remove from oven and cover with set aside sauce 

finished meatloaf ready to be sliced.

Return to oven for an additional 10 minutes

Serve and enjoy! 

finished plate of meatloaf with mashed potatoes ready to eat.

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another view of the plated meatloaf with no breadcrumbs with mashed potatoes ready to eat.

Printable Meatloaf With No Breadcrumbs Recipe:

Yield: 8 Servings

How To Make Meatloaf With No Breadcrumbs

top down view of the finished meatloaf with no breadcrumbs ready to eat.

One of the best things about making meatloaf with no breadcrumbs is that it's an easy way to make gluten free meatloaf! This easy gluten free meatloaf recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs ground beef or turkey
  • ¼ cup green bell pepper, diced small
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, diced small
  • ¼ cup celery, diced small
  • ¼ cup carrot, shredded fine
  • 1 tablespoon dry onion
  • 3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 egg, beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees 
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the ketchup and one tablespoon of the worcestershire sauce, set aside 
  3. In a large bowl, stir together all remaining ingredients until well combined 
  4. Prepare a baking dish with nonstick spray 
  5. Place the meat mixture in the baking dish and form and even, oval shape 
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes until cooked through
  7. Remove from oven and cover with set aside sauce 
  8. Return to oven for an additional 10 minutes
  9. Serve and enjoy! 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 365mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 29g
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