13 Crackers Meatloaf

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by GranJan

This is our favorite meatloaf recipe. I finally worked out one that I liked. Many years ago when our kids were growing up, our son asked me one day why I was making meatloaf so often. I told him that I was trying to find one that I liked. He said he liked them all. After I put this one together and we had it for dinner, I thought right away “This is the one!” When I changed from ketchup to chili sauce, it made all the difference. This is a small meatloaf, as we are seniors now, and just the two of us left at home. It would be easy to double the recipe if you need a larger meatloaf. Adjust the baking time however.

Top Review by Beth Brogan

Loved your story. Loved your meatloaf! I did double the recipe. Thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (yes 325°F).
  2. Whisk together the egg, chili sauce, milk and Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Stir in the onion and bell pepper.
  4. Crumble the ground beef over the mixture, and sprinkle with the salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  5. Stir all together with spoon.
  6. Add the crumbled crackers and mix well with hands.
  7. Form into a loaf and place in the perforated top portion of a meatloaf pan.
  8. Set into the bottom pan.
  9. Smooth the top and then spread a thin layer, about 1 TB, of chili sauce evenly over the top.
  10. Bake for one hour.

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