Delicious Meatloaf Recipe!

My tried and true recipe for MEATLOAF is a family favorite and really is delicious. 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 bisuits is right here.




  • 2 lbs. ground beef – I use ground chuck
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers, finely crushed
  • 2 pkgs. Lipton Onion soup mix
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 Cup ketchup – or more to preference
  • 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 in a bowl and heating in the microwave for 3 -4 minutes.

1.         Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.         I use a broiler pan (it came with my oven) 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
  • stir in Lipton soup mix

4.         Mix all the above ingredients well and form into a rectangular loaf and place on the broiler pan.
5.         “Squirt” some ketchup over the top of meatloaf. 🙂
6.         Bake through for 1 hour – let stand a few minutes before slicing.*

*I transfer to a serving platter before slicing.

~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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