Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

You can swap around the type of meat used, without much issue. I have exchanged the 1 pound of pork for buffalo or the lamb for veal without any issue. The meat listed is my own personal preference, but I will swap it up with what is available when I go to make it. I usually make one loaf pan and 4 - 5 mini meatloafs on a sheet pan (because my husband likes to slice it for sandwiches and I like lots of crust on an individual loaf). So it leaves a lot of options, but likely it would be either 2 loaf pans or 2 sheet pans. For the sauce, you can use ketchup instead of the tomato paste. The tomato paste makes it a little thicker of a glaze. Sometimes I will "thin" it with ketchup, as mood fits.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Saute onions in the oil until soft and translucent, on a low heat. When onions are cooked, add the garlic and cook until the garlic is soft. Set aside to cool.
  3. Crush the Crispix and Cheez-Its.
  4. Mix together the meat, eggs, Cheez-Its, Crispix, hoisin sauce, pepper, salt, and sauteed onions and garlic. Best way is to mix it with your hands and not pack it too tightly. You want to get it mixed well but not squeeze it together too much.
  5. Form a loaf in either a loaf pan or in a mound on a cookie sheet. You can make meatloaf muffins in a muffin pan, if preferred, or just small meatloaves on a cookie sheet. Do not tightly pack the extra down. If there's extra after filling a loaf pan, make small meatloaves on a cookie sheet. (Can either make 2 loaf pans, 2 cookie sheets of individual meatloaves, or a mix of the two.).
  6. For the glaze, mix together the can of tomato paste, honey, Worcestershire sauce, and remaining seasonings. Adjust cayenne for preferred heat level. Generously glaze meatloaf. You may not use it all up.
  7. Bake at 350 for 45 - 60 minutes. If making individual loaves with a loaf pan, it is recommended that you put the loaf pan into the oven first for 15 minutes then add the cookie sheet with the smaller loaves in for the remaining 45 minutes.