Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
This is absolutely the best meatloaf I have ever tasted. A touch of sage in the meat along with the special ketchup topping make this meatloaf suitable for serving to company. I always serve it with mashed potatoes and cream corn--the way my parents did when I was growing up.
- 2 eggs
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 2⁄3 cup saltine crackers, finely crushed
- 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sage
- 1 dash pepper
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground chuck or 1 1⁄2 lbs ground sirloin
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- In a large mixing bowl lightly beat 2 eggs.
- Add milk, saltines, onions, salt, sage, pepper, and ground beef. Combine well.
- Shape into a 8x4-inch loaf in an ungreased loaf pan. Or, make 6 individual loaves and place in a shallow baking pan.
- Mix together ketchup, brown sugar, and Worcestershire to make a sauce.
- Spread sauce evenly over loaf or loaves.
- Bake at 350°F for 60-65 minutes or until no pink remains.
- Drain grease. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
This tasted really, really good. We used ground turkey instead of beef... but I did have one problem. My meatloaf was not firm. It was almost soupy. Next time I make this, I will really reduce the liquid!! Otherwise, though, it is fantastic. My DH really loved the glaze.