Patty Ward Recipe

Amish Meatloaf

By Patty Ward lemongrasslady

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Patty's Story

Holmes County Ohio is the center of the world's largest Amish and Mennonite populations. People are surprised the Holmes County settlement is larger than the Lancaster, PA and Shipshewant, IN settlements. With a population estimated at 30,000 in Holmes, Wayne and Tuscarawas counties, the northeast Ohio Amish settlement ranks #1 in the world!
It is a fun place to visit. Many shops and many restaurants! We go at least once per year.
The Amish meatloaf is topped with bacon strips and a ketchup glaze.
If you can you must come and visit!


2 lb
lean ground beef
2 1/2 c
butter-flavored crackers, crushed
1 small
eggs, slightly whipped with fork
3/4 c
1/4 c
brown sugar, light
2 slice
1 c
ketchup for glaze
2 Tbsp
3/4 tsp
salt or to taste
2 Tbsp
prepared yellow mustard
1/2 c
brown sugar, light

Directions Step-By-Step

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, mix together ground beef, crushed crackers, onion, eggs, 3/4 cup ketchp and 1/4 cup brown sugar until well blended. Press into a greased 9X5 loaf pan. Lay two slices of bacon over top.
Bake for one hour or until cooked through. While the loaf bakes, mix together the remaining 1 cup ketchup, vinegar, salt, mustard and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Spread over top the the meat loaf for the last 15 mintues of baking.

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Trish Nelson TrishN
Oct 15, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Trish Nelson TrishN
Oct 15, 2011
Wonderful recipe Patty! We made this last night and both agreed it will be our "go to" meatloaf recipe from now on. Thanks!
Patty Ward lemongrasslady
Jul 29, 2011
Thanks everyone for the great comments!
Tamara Minck kids1lab
Jul 29, 2011
Hey Patty, great recipe! This is almost exactly like my mother's recipe, but we use soda crackers (prob because they are cheap) then dice up a bunch of cheddar cheese, stuff into meat, cover w/bacon then coat w/ketchup. Will have to try your coating mix, sounds delish!
Jan W Neeniejan
Jul 27, 2011
thanks, Patty, will check it out!!! sounds like a great place to visit...and dieting??? lol, should be but don't...♥