Meat Loaf


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef (I used 93% lean) 
  • 1/2 cup white onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 sleeve (4 ounces) crushed saltines
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp ketchup


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Add the onion and saute until translucent (about 5 min).
  3. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  5. In a large bowl, combine the beef, cooled onion, saltine crumbs, cheddar, eggs, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
  6. Using your hands, gently mix the ingredients together until well blended (use a light touch to avoid over-mixing)
  7. In a 9×13 in or other large baking pan, form the mixture into a roughly 6×9 inch loaf
  8. Drizzle ketchup down the center of the loaf and brush it over the top to cover.
  9. Bake until firm, about 1 hour.
  10. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing and serving

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