Cracker Barrel meatloaf









2 lbs ground beef

2 large eggs

1 1/2 cups diced onions

1 cup milk

3/4 cup crushed saltine crackers

1/2 cup ketchup

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 cup ketchup (for topping)


Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).


Step 2: In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, eggs, diced onions, milk, crushed saltine crackers, 1/2 cup ketchup, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Mix the ingredients until well combined, but be careful not to overmix as this can make the meatloaf tough.


Step 3: Transfer the meat mixture to a loaf pan or shape it into a loaf on a lined baking sheet. If using a baking sheet, you can form the loaf with your hands to ensure it holds its shape.


Step 4: Spread the 1/4 cup of ketchup evenly over the top of the meatloaf.


Step 5: Bake in the preheated oven for 60-75 minutes, or until the meatloaf is cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit (71 degrees Celsius) when checked with a meat thermometer.


Step 6: Once done, remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing. This rest period allows the juices to redistribute, making the meatloaf moister.


Serving Suggestions:

Serve the meatloaf with classic sides like mashed potatoes, green beans, or a side salad. It also pairs well with gravy or additional ketchup.



You can add a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce to the meat mixture for an extra depth of flavor.

For a crustier exterior, bake the meatloaf on a baking sheet instead of in a loaf pan.

Leftover meatloaf slices are great for making sandwiches the next day.


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 60-75 minutes

Total Time: 75-90 minutes


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