About the Recipe
2 pounds hamburger
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 large eggs
*½ sleave of saltine crackers, crushed (about 20 crackers)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup A-1 Sauce
½ teaspoon granulated garlic
¼ cup ketchup (IN the meatloaf)
1 teaspoon dehydrated onions (or one small onion finely diced)
¼ cup ketchup (as a glaze ON the meatloaf)
Mix together all ingredients except for the second 1/4 cup of ketchup.
Put the meat mixture into **two loaf pans and bake in the oven at 375° until the center of meatloaf reaches 155°.
At that point, add the last 1/4 cup of ketchup and spread across the top of the loaf. Continue cooking until the center of loaf reaches 170°.
Remove from oven and let sit for about five minutes to rest and then remove from loaf pan so that the grease from the hamburger can drain away.
*Variation: If you don't have crackers to add to the mixture, you can use breadcrumbs or raw oatmeal. All three variations taste a little different, but all of them are delicious.
**I always cook it in two loaf pans because it cooks faster, and one loaf is never enough. Besides, who doesn’t want leftover meatloaf sandwiches the next day?