Crushed Saltine Meatloaf
photo by Chef shapeweaver
- Ready In:
- 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.
Questions & Replies
Got a question? Share it with the community!
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)!
see 47 more reviews
Since I made some changes, I've really debated on whether or not I should write a review for this. First, reduced this to 2 servings since I was cooking just for myself. Next I forgot the green pepper. Then, since I only needed a couple of Tbls. tomato sauce I used some salsa instead. I baked the meatloaf in 4 muffin cups. This meatloaf was excellent!!!! I have tried a number of the highly rated meatloaves on this site and have been disappointed numerous times. This one did not disappoint. In fact, I think I can stop searching for a good meatloaf recipe now because this is THE ONE, as far as I'm concerned. Thank you, Caryn!!!
Great meatloat, I used ketchup instead of tomatoe sauce though (I just like the flavor better) and omited the green pepper. This is a very easy recipe to make, even for a novice. I love this meatloaf hot or cold. Usually serve with scalloped potatoes and peas. Left-overs make great sandwiches. Thanks for posting Caryn.
see 4 more tweaks
RECIPE SUBMITTED BY
I live in to Jacksonville, FL with my husband, 2 daughters (17 and 11), 4 cats, and 2 dogs. My favorite things to make are cookies/bars and pound cakes. I have had a great time cooking since discovering Recipezaar January 2002. This is a picture of my youngest cat, Lily. She is my sweet sweet little baby.