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Easy Meatloaf Recipe


  • 2-1/2 Cups coarsely crushed saltines about 1-1/2 tubes from pacakge
  • 2 Pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 Pound breakfast sausage optional
  • 1 Large egg
  • 2 Medium onions diced
  • 1 Medium green pepper, diced optional
  • 3/4 Cup ketchup
  • 1/4-1/2 Cups ketchup for the topping
  • 1/3 Cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tsp black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a large bowl with clean hands, mix together all the ingredients except the 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup ketchup for the top of the meatloaf. Mix thoroughly but lightly, being careful to not pack the meat too much. Place in a 13x9x2 inch baking pan and shape into a loaf with your hands. You can also bake it in a meatloaf pan.  Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove the foil. Spread the top of the meatloaf with the 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of ketchup. Bake, uncovered, another 60 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.


Tip: You can add a little brown sugar to the ketchup that you top the meatloaf with for a sweeter kick. Try adding diced jalapeños to the loaf mixture to a spicy kick. You can even mix salsa in with the ketchup to give it more of a Tex mex feel.