My mom used to make the best meatloaf. She got the recipe from her mom, and then that was the one that I used for years and years. My husband always said it was good, and the kids ate it, so I figured they liked it as much as I did. One day, when we were eating that very meatloaf, my husband mentioned something about maybe trying something a little different with the meatloaf next time. He had heard about adding brown sugar to it. Well, that actually did sound pretty good.
I wanted to find a recipe to use because I didn’t want to mess up an entire meatloaf. That’s when I saw this one on All Recipes. The next time I did the meatloaf dinner, we tried it, and I don’t think there was single slice left in the pan.
This was by far way better than the meatloaf that I used to make. The brown sugar really gave it something extra and special. The flavor was incredible and it wasn’t any harder than the meatloaf I made for all those years before.
Recipe and photo courtesy of All Recipes.
2/3 cup milk
32 Ritz crackers, crushed
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon mustard
Preheat oven to 350.
Beat eggs. Add milk and crackers. Stir in onion and cheese. Add ground beef. Mix well. Shape into a loaf.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
Combine ketchup, brown sugar and mustard to make topping. Spoon half of the topping over the meatloaf after 30 mins of baking. Return loaf to oven for 10 more mins of baking. Spoon the rest of the topping over meatloaf, return to oven and bake for 5-10 mins more.