As of September 2015, recipes for a Quaker Oats classic meatloaf are on websites for the Quaker Oats Company and CDKitchen. Quaker Oats traditionally put this prize-winning recipe on its oatmeal container. One slight ingredient variation between the two recipes is that Quaker Oats includes the option of using two egg whites instead of one egg. In addition, Quaker Oats suggests using tomato sauce or tomato juice, while CDKitchen lists only the latter.
Reviews for the classic meatloaf recipe varies between the two sites. At Quaker Oats, the average user rating is three out of five stars. Online reviews at CDKitchen's average almost five stars within the same system. Comments mention that the oatmeal keeps the meatloaf from crumbling and helps retain moisture. Reviewers also offer suggestions for variations, such as changing the spices and adding bacon or cheese.
About.com presents a modern version of the traditional Quaker Oats recipe. It calls for both ground chuck and ground round instead of just ground beef. For added moisture, milk and ketchup are used in place of tomato juice or tomato sauce. The amount of chopped onion is doubled to 1/2 cup. Also, extra flavorings are added, including minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce and yellow mustard.