I know meatloaf does not have the best reputation as being a family favorite, but my kids really do gobble this version up. It’s a favorite of adults too! Another one of my mom’s recipes…from the name you can guess that it’s one my dad’s favorites too.
What you need:
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 package dry onion soup mix
- 2 TBSP honey
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 3 eggs
- 3 TBSP BBQ sauce (optional – this really makes the recipe sing, but I rarely have BBQ sauce. Whenever I can pick up a few extra BBQ dipping sauces at a fast food place I will bring them home to keep on hand for meatloaf. but the recipe turns out good even without BBQ sauce)
- 1/4 lb Ritz crackers, crushed (that’s a whole sleeve)
- 2 TBSP mustard
- 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1 TBSP honey
What to do:
Mix the ground beef and eggs. Mix in everything else (except the sauce stuff) and mix well with hands. Fold into meatloaf pan or use a muffin pan and fill each “muffin” 2/3 full – in this hockey loving house we call them meatloaf pucks. This recipe should make 10-11.
Mix all the sauce ingredients together and top the meatloaf or pucks
For a meatloaf pan, bake at 350 for 1.5 hours. If using a muffin pan, bake at 350 for 20 minutes.