(by Fallon Spraggins-Dismuke)
2 lb. ground beef (80/20 percent fat or your preference)
2 c. oatmeal
2 eggs, beaten well
1 white onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 c. barbecue sauce
1/2 c. ketchup
3 T. brown sugar
optional: 1 – 3 t. cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Combine ground beef, oatmeal, eggs, onion, green pepper, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl, and knead with hands until thoroughly mixed.
Transfer mixture to a glass or dark metal baking dish.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour, 15 minutes.
Combine barbecue sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, and optional cayenne pepper in a saucepan, and cook over medium-low heat until it bubbles.
Serve sauce with meatloaf.