Big Family Meatloaf

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by Some1sGrandma

This is the result of changes I had to make to a recipe I got from the Zaar. It was very good and I would like to be able to duplicate it again.

Top Review by Oolala

We all loved it! My son, picky-picky on Zaar (10 yrs.) said "This is a great meatloaf" so I hope he rates it himself (he's doing homework now). DH loved it, my growing 13 year old loved it and I loved it. I thought your directions were great. I followed everything except for less mustard (I used a tsp.) for the glaze. I also added the glaze by brushing it on after a half an hour or so. I basted it a few times. It was nice placing the loaves on my broiler pan. Thank you for a great meatloaf that I will make again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. In a very large bowl put hamburger, crackers crumbled,salt, essence, boullion powder, and black pepper - set aside.
  3. Cut onion into larger pieces and put it in the food processor with the garlic -- pulse until pieces are small. Dump onion mixture into the bowl with the meat.
  4. Beat the three eggs (in the food processor if you don't want to dirty a bowl) and add them to the meat bowl.
  5. Add the tomato sauce to the meat bowl and use your hands to mix all very well (I like to wear rubber gloves to save on clean-up time).
  6. Divide meat mixture in half. Form into two loaves on the botton of your broiler pan or a roasting pan. Leave room between loaves for even baking.
  7. In smaller bowl mix together with a fork; ketchup, brown sugar, water, mustard and cider vinegar. This is your topping -- Brush tops and sides of loaves with this before baking and again while baking.
  8. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 25 minutes.
  9. When I remove the pan from the oven I like to pour off the excess oil in the bottom of the pan. Let cool for about 5 minutes before serving. Slice thick and pieces should hold together well.

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