Well of course you can’t be an American mom with a food blog and leave out meatloaf. Am I overjoyed with writing about meatloaf, not really, it requires minimum imagination and creativity, but that makes it perfect when your mind is fried and exhausted from life.
Meatloaf may not be my fave but I do find that meatloaf is a child pleasing meat, and when it comes to pleasing a child my hands are full with Miss Picky Elle, my three year old, she eats every crumb of my meatloaf off her plate, never-mind the potatoes and green stuff (veggies) left behind, she will quickly ask for seconds “more meat please”, as she said tonight.
If you’re going to make meatloaf for a simple and easy meal the ingredients should be as simple and easy.
Well this one certainly is, not a whole lot of stuff, bells or whistles just the simple kitchen staples, while still satisfying a more mature palette, meaning I enjoy it as well, and satisfy a more immature one, (as in my Elle).
So to wrap it up
I make meatloaf to avoid the baby drama…keep the peace at your tabletop and make some tonight, and tell me what you think.
What you’ll need…
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 Pack of Ritz Crackers crushed
1 Teaspoon garlic salt (I use one with parsley mixed in)
1 Teaspoon ground sage
¾ cup Ketchup separated
2 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce separated
Using the Ritz Crackers eliminates the need for salt!
Pre heat oven to 350ᴼ
Mix ground beef, crushed crackers, garlic salt, eggs, ground sage, ½ cup ketchup, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce.
Incorporate well; don’t be afraid to use those fingers.
After getting everything well incorporated put into a meatloaf dish, or you can simply form the mix into a loaf if you don’t have a loaf pan available.
Wash your hands. Bake in oven at 350° about 30 minutes covered in tin foil.
With the additional 1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce and ½ cup ketchup mix together.
After 30 minutes put the sauce on top of meatloaf and put back in oven on 400ᴼ for about 10-15 more minutes.
Watch it! You can tell it’s done when the sides are getting a deep brown crust, oh how I enjoy that crust.
Click here for a delicious side dish of garlic mashed poatoes!
- 1 lb. Ground Beef
- 1 Pack of Ritz Crackers crushed
- 1 Teaspoon garlic salt (I use one with parsley mixed in)
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Teaspoon ground sage
- ¾ cup Ketchup separated
- 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce separated
- Mix ground beef, crushed crackers, garlic salt, eggs, ground sage, ½ cup ketchup, and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce.
- After getting everything incorporated put into a meatloaf dish.
- Wash your hands.
- Bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes uncovered.
- Mix the additional 1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce and ½ cup ketchup mix together.
- After 30 minutes put the sauce on top of meatloaf.
- Turn oven up to 400ᴼ and bake10-15 more minutes.
- If you decide to add any other seasoning go easy on the salt as the crackers already add a fair amount.