Bar-None Best Meatloaf

Sasha Kamen


Another family favorite the way my mother used to make it and enhanced (I think) by my own trial and error over the years.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
1 Hr


  • 1 lb
    (to 1-1/4 lb.) ground beef chuck
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 can(s)
    cream of celery soup
  • 1
    lightly beaten egg
  • 12
    (to 15) crushed saltine crackers
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley flakes

How to Make Bar-None Best Meatloaf


  1. Place ground beef, egg, chopped onion, and milk in a large mixing bowl and let stand for 30 to 45 minutes to lose the fresh-from-the-refrigerator chill.
  2. Put the crackers in a zip-lock bag and roll with a rolling pin until crushed fairly fine.
  3. Add cracker crumbs to the bowl along with all of the remaining ingredients. Use your hands to mix it all together really well.
  4. Shape into a loaf in a shallow baking pan that has been lightly sprayed with Pam. The secret to this is to flatten the loaf and reshape it a few times which eliminates air pockets.
  5. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 50 minutes. "Frost" the top with ketchup and return to the oven for about ten additional minutes. Let stand at least five minutes minutes before slicing.

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About Bar-None Best Meatloaf

Course/Dish: Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #family

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