Bay's Macho Meatloaf

Bay Allen


I grew up with a strong disdain for meatloaf; I went to a friend's house and had to eat an overcooked chunk of hamburger with tomato ketchup on top...i was not impressed. But I was polite...i ate it, and it took me ten years to really want to give it a second chance.

My wife makes a great Italian meatloaf...

My father-in-law makes a wonderful, classic, savory, meatloaf...

I turned my aim on a macho meatloaf with just the right amount of kick to satisfy my heat-loving tongue without scaring away the Mrs.

Here is the result, I hope you like it as much as we do!


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15 Min
3 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot



  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 medium
    yellow onion
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 2
    eggs, whisked
  • 1 c
    ritz crackers, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley flakes

  • 2 c
    tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp
    yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    parsley flakes, dried
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper

How to Make Bay's Macho Meatloaf


  1. Chop Onion, whisk egg, crush Ritz Crackers, add all ingredients in large mixing bowl
  2. Mix well with hands, adding more Ritz Crackers if needed
  3. Mix all sauce ingredients together in separate bowl with a whisk until well blended
  4. Spray non stick cooking spray in crock pot, put a little sauce in middle
  5. Put meatloaf on top of sauce and pour remaining sauce on top
  6. Cook on high for 3 hours
  7. Or put in Dutch oven, following same steps as above, at 375° for 2-2 1/2 hours

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About Bay's Macho Meatloaf

Course/Dish: Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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