Sunday, February 24, 2008

Recipe of the Week: Amish Meatloaf

Zack's favorite thing in the WORLD to eat for dinner is meatloaf. He loves, loves, loves it. I have several different meatloaf recipes, but I think this one is his favorite. Not sure what exactly makes it "Amish", but it is really good!


2 lbs. ground beef
2 1/2 c crushed Ritz crackers
1 small onion, chopped
2 eggs
3/4 c ketchup
1/4 c brown sugar
2 slices bacon

1 c ketchup (sometimes I use a little BBQ sauce for part of the ketchup, too)
2 T vinegar
3/4 t salt, or to taste
2 T prepared yello mustard
1/2 c brown sugar

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, crushed crackers, onion, eggs, 3/4 c ketchup, and 1/4 c brown sugar until well blended. Place in a 9x13 inch pan and shape into a loaf in the middle of the pan. Lay the two slices of bacon over the top.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the oven, or until cooked through. While the loaf bakes, mix together the remaining 1 c ketchup, vinegar, salt, mustard and 1/2 c brown sugar. Spread over the top of the meatloaf for the last 15 minutes of baking.
Serves 8



Tammi Shepherd said...

That sounds yummy, I will have to try it for my family. Thanks for sharing all the great recipes!