Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

If you are looking for a meatloaf that is slightly different with a sweet twist. This is perfect. My family doestn't like the traditional meatloaf. It's funny because my husband will bring this recipe up to people he doesn't even know sometimes and there for awhile my one teenage son was asking for it at least twice a week. That always makes me feel good. Anyway... Give it a try and I hope you like it as much as my family does.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut up the onion, carrot, celery and bellpepper and put it in a frying pan with water on medium to cook until it is soft and the onion starts to look a little translucient. If you need to add a little more water that is okay but when you add them to the ground beef mixture DO NOT add any liquid that is left. I turn them off to cool a bit while I start adding the other ingredients in a bowl.
  2. In a large bowl mix the ground beef, crackers(or saltines). Make sure you crush the crackers real good. Add the eggs, 3/4 ketchup, 1/4 brown sugar and the veggies that you cooked. Mix together until blended.
  3. Press together into a square pan. I use a larger pan instead of a meatloaf pan because I sometimes will add a little bit more meat and I like the room for the sauce.
  4. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees in a preheated oven. While the meatloaf is cooking mix together the ingredients for the sauce, 1 cup ketcup, salt, mustard and 1/2 cup of brown sugar.
  5. After 1 hour drain any excess grease from your pan and add the sauce on top and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
  6. Enjoy !