My Incredible Meatloaf

What can I say? I make an incredible meatloaf!  ☺

Ummm, nothing makes me happier than a good meatloaf for the perfect comfort food!  Half ground beef, half ground pork, chopped fresh green pepper, Vidalia onion, cracker crumbs and seasonings bakes into the perfect entrée for a cold, snowy winter night here in the Midwest. 

The pork is a must, that’s what gives it its distinct savory flavor.  In my opinion, it works best with a few cracker crumbs, no bread crumbs, no oatmeal, and no cornflakes to make it mushy or grainy.  Bill is not a green pepper fan, but he says it is a must for meatloaf as it complements the meat and I wholeheartedly agree.  I’ve tried many toppings for my meatloaf and always end up just slathering ketchup over it, no fancy sauces. And it does not make it sweet.

Be sure to make plenty in order to have leftovers for meatloaf sandwiches on good crusty bread, spread with a little mayonnaise!

Meatloaf is so tasty served with a crispy skinned baked potato and cole slaw; it makes me “darn near euphoric” just thinking about it!  Give my recipe a try and let me know how much you like it!

My Incredible Meatloaf


1 ½ pounds ground beef
1 ½ pounds ground pork
6 saltine crackers, crushed
1 small Vidalia onion, chopped
1 egg
½ cup ketchup
½ green bell pepper, chopped
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon McCormick’s Seasoned Pepper Blend
2/3 cup milk
Ketchup, for topping


Combine all ingredients, mix very well with your hands.
Place into a baking dish sprayed with Pam, form into a loaf.
Spread ketchup over top.
Bake about 1 ½ hours at 350 degrees, till done.
Let sit for a couple of minutes after baking, then slice.

Note:  About half-way through baking time, I drain off drippings. 


No comments:

Post a Comment

Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts!
~ James Beard

🍒 🍒 🍒 🍒 🍒 🍒 🍒 🍒 🍒

I am happy to hear what you have to say, and appreciate your taking the time to stop by and leave a comment.
Keep smiling!

We went for Sunday rides in the Model-T when my grandmother didn't visit. My parents liked the orange groves, miles and miles of orange trees always either in blossom or full of oranges. My parents had a picnic basket and a metal chest. In the metal chest were frozen cans of fruit on dry ice, and in the picnic basket were weenie and liverwurst and salami sandwiches, potato chips, bananas and soda-pop. The soda-pop was shifted continually back and forth between the metal box and the picnic basket. It froze quickly, and then had to be thawed.
~ Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye


Jules-Alexandre Grun

ᴡᴏᴏ ʜᴏᴏ!!!

ᴡᴏᴏ ʜᴏᴏ!!!

United States 7.3.16

Flag Counter

Global Visitors 7.3.16

Flag Counter

ᴍɪɴɴɪᴇ❣ 13 ʏᴇᴀʀs

ᴍɪɴɴɪᴇ❣ 13 ʏᴇᴀʀs
May 5, 2004…

ᴍᴏᴏᴄʜᴇʀ ❤ ʀɪᴘ ❤

ᴍᴏᴏᴄʜᴇʀ ❤ ʀɪᴘ ❤
May 5, 2004 – Dec 16, 2014



Total Pageviews