1 pound lean ground beef

1¼ teaspoons salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ cup chopped onion

½ cup chopped bell pepper

1 large egg

1 cup diced canned tomatoes with their juice

½ cup quick cooking oats

Topping Ingredients

⅓ cup ketchup

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon yellow mustard


Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 F.

In a large bowl mix together all meatloaf ingredients well. Place the mixture into a 9×13-inch glass or ceramic baking dish and shape into a loaf.

Mix together the topping ingredients and spread over the loaf.

Bake until done, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.