Ritzy Meatloaf

I must admit that I do love meatloaf.
There’s almost nothing as homey
as the smell of meatloaf in the oven.
I have several recipes that I like to rotate
that use different fillers like: breadcrumbs,
 bread, saltine crackers, oatmeal, and they
 are all good. This one uses Ritz crackers.

Using the Ritz in place of the usual 
is what makes this meatloaf just a bit
 different and very tasty. This is another
 good one to add to your recipe collection.

Crush a sleeve of crackers to make
about 1 cup. I did this in a bowl using the
bottom of a glass to crush. 

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
Put into a 5×9 loaf pan or just shape into
a loaf and place in a shallow casserole, 
Bake for 30 to 45 minutes first before
spreading on the topping. This prevents 
the topping from burning due to 
the brown sugar content. 
Combine the brown sugar, ketchup, mustard
and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl.
Spread it over the top and return to the 
oven for another 15 minutes. 
I’m using my vintage Corningware loaf pan. 
Makes me want to wear one of my aprons too. 
I found this pan for $2.00 thrifting.
Ritzy Meatloaf
2 lbs ground beef
1 C crushed Ritz crackers 
(about 24-26)
1 C milk
2 eggs, beaten
½ C ketchup
½ C onion, finely chopped
1 t salt
½ t pepper
½ t garlic powder
In a large bowl mix all the ingredients
until thoroughly combined. Shape into
a 5×9 loaf, or use a loaf pan. Bake @350º
for 45  minutes. Spoon off excess fat.
Spread with topping.

½ C ketchup
¼ C brown sugar
½ T mustard
 T Worcestershire sauce
Combine in a small bowl. 

and bake another 15 minutes. Let rest
 15 mins before slicing and serving.


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