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easy meatloaf

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Sabrina Nichols

I love using the Pace Picante sauce. It has everything you need to make a great meatloaf without having to chop all that separately. Try it! It's fast and easy. I am sure everyone has a half-empty jar of Picante sauce in their ice box. Enjoy :)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

An easy meatloaf recipe to throw together on a busy day. Picante sauce is a great shortcut to add a lot of flavor to the ground beef without having to prep many ingredients. It's tender and moist with a slight peppery taste. The ketchup on top caramelizes while it bakes. Yum!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 5 -6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy meatloaf

  • 2 lb
    hamburger meat
  • 1 c
    Pace Picante sauce
  • 1/2 pkg
    saltine crackers
  • 1 lg
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh black pepper

How To Make easy meatloaf

  • Ground beef in a bowl.
    Put hamburger meat in a bowl.
  • Crushed saltines added to the bowl.
    If you have a food processor crumb the saltine crackers. If not, crunch up in the bag it comes in until it's crumbs. Add to hamburger mix.
  • Egg, Picante sauce, and seasonings added to the beef.
    Add egg, Picante sauce, salt, and black pepper. Mix with your bare hands. You must mush it together and make a loaf.
  • Hamburger mixture pressed into a deep loaf pan.
    Put it in a deep baking pan.
  • Ketchup spread on top of the ground beef.
    Smother it with the ketchup.
  • Baking the Easy Meatloaf.
    Bake in a 375 F preheated oven. Should be ready in 35 to 45 min. I always cut mine in the middle to check if it has pink in the center. If so just put it back in for another 10-15 mins. By cutting it in half, it will allow the center to cook faster without the outside being burnt.