(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.

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