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down home meat loaf

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Debby Nelson
Newport News, VA

My BF gave me this recipe and I think it makes just about the best tasting meat loaf I have ever put in my mouth! I bought one of those 'As seen on TV' meatloaf pan sets and it really works great. The loaf comes out perfect every time.

★★★★★ 1
serves 8 - 10
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 25 Min

Ingredients For down home meat loaf

  • 2 - 2-1/2 lb
    hamburger meat (i use the 93% lean kind)
  • 1 can
    (15 ounce size) tomatoe sauce
  • 1
    large egg
  • 1/2 pkg
    saltine crackers, crushed
  • 1/2 c
    finely diced bell pepper
  • 1/2 c
    finely diced sweet onion
  • 1/4 c
    tomato ketchup
  • 2
    rings bell pepper
  • 2
    rings sweet onion

How To Make down home meat loaf

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 2
    Mix first 6 ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • 3
    Form into a loaf shape in a casserole or loaf pan. Cover the entire top of the loaf with the tomato ketchup.
  • 4
    Place the rings of bell pepper and onion on top of the loaf.
  • 5
    Make an aluminum foil 'bubble' to go over the loaf. The foil must not touch the loaf.
  • 6
    Bake in preheated oven for 80 to 90 minutes. During the last 10 minutes of cooking, remove the foil bubble from the top.