Delicious Meatloaf Recipe!

My tried and true recipe for MEATLOAF is a family favorite and really is delicious. I use a broiler pan and I believe it makes all the difference! Be sure to spray both the top and bottom of the broiler pan with Pam for easy cleanup. This is a great recipe that my youngest son Jonathan really likes.  His wife makes it for him now, and she’s a good cook. So sweet! The Southern woman in me knows it is especially good with side dishes of mashed potatoes, black-eyed peas and homemade biscuits. And steamed cabbage, yes that’s a good side too! My recipe for homemade biscuits is right here.


  • 2 lbs. ground beef – I use ground chuck
  • 3 eggs, beat well
  • 1 medium onion diced (I cook the onion BEFORE I mix it in w/the ground beef.) I do this by placing the diced onion and 1 – 1 ½  tablespoons of canola oil or olive oil in a bowl and heating in the microwave for 3 – 4 minutes
  • ½ cup ketchup – or a tad more to preference
  • 1 ½ sleeves Ritz crackers, finely crushed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package of Lipton Onion Soup
  • Salt and pepper to taste (may use seasoned salt) 

    PREPARATION:1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2.  I use a broiler pan and spray both top and bottom pieces with Pam.
    3.  In large bowl:
                                  mix ground beef and beaten eggs
                                  add microwaved onions
                                  add ketchup
                                  stir in crushed Ritz cracker crumbs
                                  add in the shredded cheese
                                  mix in the package of Lipton Onion soup 
                                  salt & pepper to taste
    4.  Mix all ingredients well and form into a rectangular loaf and place on the broiler pan.
    5. Squirt 😊 ketchup over the top of the meatloaf.
    6. Bake through for 1 full hour – then let meatloaf sit/rest 5 minutes before slicing.
    7. Transfer to a serving platter before slicing. 

    Happy Meatloaf Making!
    Gran Jan




  1. YUM!!! Meatloaf is one of my most favorite dishes….as long as it doesn’t have bell peppers in it. LOVE IT!!

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