Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
This has a sweet tasting topping.
- 2 lbs hamburger
- 1 ounce dry onion soup mix (1 envelope)
- 1 cup cracker crumb
- 1⁄2 cup warm water
- 2 medium eggs
- 1⁄2 cup ketchup
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 2 teaspoons mustard
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- In a pan with edges, mix the first six ingredients together and shape into a loaf.
- Next, mix the rest of the ingredients and pour over the top of the loaf.
- Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees.
Very enjoyable! The sauce that is poured on prior to baking permeates this meatloaf with lots of flavor - Loved it! To the meat mixture I added about 1 T. of dried barbecue seasoning and dried onion flaked in addition to what the recipe called for. I used Ritz crackers (had it on hand) and liked this addition as opposed to bread crumbs which I normally use. It gave the meatloaf a tender bind. This will be a regular in our meatloaf rotation. Thank you WhatamIgonnaeatnext? Tagged it for Spring PAC 2014.
The topping on this meatloaf is just the right degree of both sweet and tangy. It seemed like a lot of ketchup while putting it together, but it came out just right. Like nearly all meatloaf, this will slice better if allowed to rest for a while and partly cool; I got in a hurry to get a picture and the first slice I put on the plate fell in a heap, but just five minutes later it handled nicely. Good job: classic meatloaf well done! Made for PAC.