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Good meatloaf that actually held together... mine never do. I halved the recipe and it made 2 huge pans. The flavor was a little bland for my taste but this is for a crowd, not everyone has the same tastes. Otherwise this was a great recipe that I will be making from now on. The only changes I made were I added some dried basil and oregano, a little garlic powder and some onion powder.
The conversion for 2 lb of meat was a little confusing- I just eyeballed the rest of the ingredients. I had to cook this almost 2 hours- next time I am going to try 375 for one hour. Having said all of that negative, it was moist and had great flavor. Thanks for posting!!
Great meatloaf! I've made it for a crowd of 60 and I've made it for four. I've made it with turkey and I've made it with venison. I've chopped veggies by hand (for the 60) and I've thrown in a package of pre-diced "trinity" (for the four). Always perfect. We're having it again tonight! Thank you, thank you!
This is an incredible recipe!! I've adjusted to serve 80 with the Banana Ketchup (must do!) and there were only raves for this meatloaf and sauce. Requested second year in a row for staff Appreciation Dinner!! Friends love it when I serve it at home, too! Be sure to serve the Banana Ketchup, too!!
Best I've ever made! We're BIG fans of Cracker Barrell and eat there more often than anywhere else. We love their meatloaf. Glad I found this recipe. It turned out wonderful! I had a little more than 2 pounds of lean ground beef (93%). I kind of guessed at the reduction of all the ingredients but I followed the recipe. Was a rainy day here in Georgia and the green beans and mashed potatoes, with an addition of fresh sliced Vidalia onions, made it perfect. I will use this recipe from now on. Thanks Mille!
This is a great meatloaf. I have to cook for a medium-large size crowd a couple of times a month and have used this recipe several times. Its always a bit hit and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing it.
I altered the quantities of this recipe to fit our family & it was awesome. My husband is a fussy eater when it comes to vegies so I was not sure how it would go but he loved it! The flavours of the peppers & onions through the meat were perfect. Next time I may add some diced mushroom and see how it goes.
I scaled this recipe down for my family and it worked beautifully. I used two pounds of ground beef and adjusted the measurements accordingly. We really liked the flavor from the green peppers and tomatoes in it, I always add onion but not the other veggies....very good. thank you for posting this I will make this again.
Reduced the recipe to serve 4, used bread crumbs rather than cracker crumbs, and it disappeared quickly. I've been searching for the "perfect" meatloaf recipe for months, and after this one the family told me to stop looking. This one goes on the regular rotation!
I made this for a staff appreciation luncheon for 120 people. They loved it; we had no leftovers. That is highly unusual! The only modifications I made were to leave out the green bell peppers, we have some picky eaters. I also used worcestershire sauce in lieu of the salt and added additional tomatoes. Thanks for a wonderful entree for a crowd. Many of them asked for the recipe. It did take much longer to cook than an hour though. Appeals to all!