Mary's Mmmmm Meatloaf

Mary Hodges

By
@cookiecutter

This is the best meatloaf I have found. I hope you agree. You can spice it up with green chilies or chopped jalapeno.

I usually double the recipe and put one (uncooked) in the freezer for later.


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Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The sweetness of the sauce makes this recipe really special. I prepared it without the optional green chilies and jalapenos, but may give that a try next time!

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
lean ground beef (grass-fed preferred)
1 - 8 oz can(s)
tomato sauce
1/2 sleeve
ritz crackers (crushed) - do not substitute
1/2 Tbsp
garlic powder
1/2
bell pepper (chopped)
1/2
onion (chopped)
4 slices
sandwich cheese (cut in small pieces)
1
egg

GLAZE FOR TOP

1/2 c
ketchup
1/4 c
brown sugar
1 tsp
prepared mustard

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Beat egg and blend in the tomato sauce and garlic salt. Add cheese, chopped onion, bell pepper, RITZ crackers, and ground beef. Thoroughly squish together with hands (yes, it is messy)

If you don't want to get your hands messy, do as my friend did - put it all in a food processor and mix.
2
Spread in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
3
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 50 minutes.
4
Remove and drain off fat. Poke holes in the top and pour glaze on top.
5
Return to oven and bake 10 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #comfort-food