Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Loving Meatloaf

Do you love meatloaf?

                   I mean LOVE  it, like I do?

                               I guess it all started when meatloaf was served on the school menu. We never had meatloaf at home. And, man, was it good at lunch time when the servers would place a piece of it on your plate with mashed potatoes... and I don't remember what else.

I have been making meatloaf for years. Tried just about every recipe in the book. Some were good, some were not so good.

TA DA....

                  And, then there was last night. Oh my. I was in 'hog heaven'....

I had found Miranda Lambert's meatloaf recipe on Pinterest. I am hooked BIG TIME.
                                                      Here's the recipe if you want to try it.

Blake Sheldon is one lucky fellow... that is, if Miranda makes this herself.

Mama's Meatloaf

    10 servings


  • 2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork sausage
  • 18 saltine crackers, crushed
  • ½ green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar, divided
  • ½ cup ketchup

note: I added some chopped garlic. And, I used Cheese-It crackers instead of saltines. 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine first 8 ingredients and ¼ cup brown sugar in a medium bowl just until blended.
  2. Place mixture in a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish, and shape mixture into a 10- x 5-inch loaf. Bake at 350° for 1 hour.
  3. Remove from oven and drain. Stir together ketchup and remaining ¼ cup brown sugar; pour over meatloaf. Bake 15 more minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 160°F.
  4. Remove from oven; let stand 20 minutes. Remove from baking dish before slicing.


  1. Looks delicious! A good meatloaf can be very satisfying.

    I make a meatloaf with blue cheese -- it may sound weird, but it is actually really good! Of course, you must love blue cheese :)

    My mother used to make one with a hard-boiled egg in the center. I thought it was original to her, but many years later I saw someone on television making it the same way. :)

  2. This looks and sounds delicious! I do love meatloaf. :)

  3. I do love meatloaf...the best comfort food ever! This recipe has some of the ingredients I use in my favorite recipe...the saltines mainly and the hamburger, of course.

  4. I will have to try this recipe for sure as I love meatloaf. It sounds very good!

  5. I love your "old" recipe...always make my meatloaf exactly the way you used to when I was growing up....and I LOVE it! This recipe is very similar.

  6. I love meatloaf too, I will try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  7. This sounds yummy! Must try it sometime!


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