1 pound ground beef
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 egg, lightly beaten
8 ozs. canned diced tomatoes, with the juice
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
Preheat oven 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients well and place in loaf pan or glass baking dish (shape into loaf if using baking dish). Pour topping over top of loaf.
2/3 cup ketchup
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
Mix ingredients for topping and spread on loaf. Bake for 1 hour.
Adapted from The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook by Paula H. Deen.