Amish Meatloaf

"My husband normally HATES meatloaf, but because of the sauce, he loves this one. I usually have left-over sauce after baking. I just sit it to the side for a topping."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Mix all meatloaf ingredients, except bacon.
  • Press into loaf pan and top with bacon.
  • Bake for 1 hour.
  • Mix sauce and spread over top during last 15 minutes of baking.

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  1. My family and I loved this recipe. I have never cared that much for meatloaf but this was wonderful. We have never been much in the way of an onion family either but, I sauteed the onion and added half a bell pepper with it and then added it to the meat, etc and mixed it up. I also used Angus beef. I tried the regular ground beef but the Angus tasted better. Now my 20 year old son wants this at least once a week. It is really, really great! A must try, also the vinegar cuts the sweet just a tad. Happy Eating !!
  2. Both my husband and I thought that it was too sweet.
  3. Absolutely spectacular!!! I've always loved meatloaf, like Mom's Italian meatloaf, but this! Wow! It's the only way I'll make it anymore. The entire dinner was a success and there wasn't a single scrap of meatloaf left! Hubby never liked meatloaf but now loves it and wants it once a week! I was lucky to have it once every couple of months! Truly a classic! Thank you so very much!
  4. I love this meatloaf! Normally I hate meatloaf but this has a great taste and I love the texture and how it is so moist and yummy. I halve the sugar in the meat and in the sauce mix and it is plenty sweet enough like that. I also bake in a roasting pan and then drain off the grease and then add the sauce and bake for the last 15 minutes. I am making this again tonight for dinner and I can't wait!
  5. I've had this recipe for a while (got it from I used to use the Boston Market clone as my standard meatloaf recipe, but once I found this one, I think I can throw away the other recipe. The combination of flavors in this one is so much tastier and I love the sauce. I usually make extra sauce just to spoon over the meatloaf on my plate. I would agree with Chocolate Lover's comment that even people who think they hate meatloaf would probably like this one. Just a great recipe. I follow it exactly. The one thing I did find the first time I made it, I used the food processor to crush the crackers. I think I overdid it as the meatloaf was almost like pate ... I didn't care for that. I think that was because I made crumbs rather than crushed and that threw off the measurement. Now I don't process as long (bigger pieces of crackers) and don't use the full measurement. It's as close to perfect as any meatloaf I've ever had.


I'm a 24 year old stay-at-home mom. I've got a 15 month old that keeps me pretty darn busy. With two Grandma's that REALLY know how to cook, I'm trying to learn all I can.
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