Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
My husband normally HATES meatloaf, but because of the sauce, he loves this one. I usually have left-over sauce after baking. I just sit it to the side for a topping.
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 2 1⁄2 cups crushed Ritz crackers
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 eggs
- 2 slices bacon
- 3⁄4 cup ketchup
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix all meatloaf ingredients, except bacon.
- Press into loaf pan and top with bacon.
- Bake for 1 hour.
- Mix sauce and spread over top during last 15 minutes of baking.
My family and I loved this recipe. I have never cared that much for meatloaf but this was wonderful. We have never been much in the way of an onion family either but, I sauteed the onion and added half a bell pepper with it and then added it to the meat, etc and mixed it up. I also used Angus beef. I tried the regular ground beef but the Angus tasted better. Now my 20 year old son wants this at least once a week. It is really, really great! A must try, also the vinegar cuts the sweet just a tad. Happy Eating !!
Both my husband and I thought that it was too sweet.
Absolutely spectacular!!! I've always loved meatloaf, like Mom's Italian meatloaf, but this! Wow! It's the only way I'll make it anymore. The entire dinner was a success and there wasn't a single scrap of meatloaf left! Hubby never liked meatloaf but now loves it and wants it once a week! I was lucky to have it once every couple of months! Truly a classic! Thank you so very much!