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Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

45-50 minutes





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)


  1. Mix together all ingredients except for the second 1/4 cup of ketchup. 

  2. Put the meat mixture into **two loaf pans and bake in the oven at 375° until the center of meatloaf reaches 155°.

  3. 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°.

  4. 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. 

  5. Serve hot.

*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?

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