Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
Modified version of the recipe that my Aunt Andy used to make when I was a child.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs medium lean ground beef
- 21 saltines, crushed (1/2 package)
- 1⁄3 cup onion, chopped fine
- 1⁄3 cup green pepper, chopped fine
- 1 egg
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- salt and pepper
- Heinz ketchup
- Mix all of the above ingredients together until the mixture is homogeneous.
- Shape the mixture into a loaf and place in a 9x13 inch pan.
- Frost the top of the meatloaf with the Heinz Ketchup.
- Bake 350 degrees for around 45 minutes or until done.
I used BBQ sauce instead of the tomato sauce and also added a small can of corn. This recipe was great. My family loved it, even my thirteen month old boy! This was good. I served it with roasted red potatoes.
My family all agreed that this was their all-time favorite meatloaf. It reminds me very much of my grandmother's meatloaf--and that's a very good thing! I used 2 lbs of ground beef, 3/4 sleeve of saltines, 1 medium onion, 1/2 a bell pepper, and 2 eggs. I kept the tomato sauce and worcestershire sauce in the original amounts. It sliced very well without falling apart, and it had a great texture and flavor. I can't wait to have the leftovers in a sandwich today!
i was so glad to find this recipe, because it is similar to my mother's which i did not have. i did, however, use ketchup instead of tomato sauce. how much you say? well, my mom always mixes all of the ingredients together, then slowly adds the ketchup until all of the ingredients stick together and can be formed into a loaf. so that's what i did. why folks choose breadcrumbs over saltines for meatloaf - i'll never understand!! this recipe is simple and tastes great (don't underestimate the power of worcestershire sauce)!