Delicious Meatloaf Recipe!

My tried and true recipe for MEATLOAF is a family favorite and really is delicious. I use a broiler pan to bake the meatloaf, and I believe it makes all the difference (fat drips out). [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! This Southern woman knows it is especially good with side dishes of mashed potatoes, black-eyed peas and homemade biscuits. And steamed cabbage, yes that’s a favorite side of mine too. My recipe for homemade biscuits is right here.


  • 2 lbs. ground beef 
  • 3 eggs, beaten 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 a splash 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, plus some extra to cover the top!
  • 1 sleeve of Ritz crackers, finely crushed (I put the crackers in a zip-loc bag and use my rolling pin to crush the crackers.)
  • 1 package of Lipton onion soup mix
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2.  Use 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
                                  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. I use a meat thermometer and make sure the internal temp is 160 degrees.
  • Let the meatloaf sit/rest 5-10 minutes before slicing. I will sometimes return the meatloaf to a warm oven while I get the side dishes ready.
    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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