Ingredients for 8 servings
¼ cup chopped onion
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon salt (optional)
¾ cup oats, uncooked
1 cup tomato juice or tomato sauce
1 egg or 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1-½ pounds 90% lean ground beef
Heat oven to 350°F.
In large bowl, combine all ingredients, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
Press into 8 x 4-inch loaf pan.
Bake 1 hour to medium (160°F) doneness until not pink in center and juices show no pink color.
Let stand 5 minutes; drain off any juices before slicing.
Serve with ½ cup chopped green or red bell pepper.