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Classic Easy Meat Loaf
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

This Classic Easy Meatloaf is an old family favorite that always gets rave reviews!

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 371 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 2 lbs. meat loaf mix, combination of beef, pork and veal
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 4 slices bacon, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup chili sauce, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 23 saltine crackers, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together meat loaf mix, onion, bacon, garlic, eggs, 1/2 cup chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and 20 crushed saltine crackers until well combined.

  3. Using your hands, shape mixture into a loaf and place in prepared pan. Top the loaf with the remaining 1/4 cup of chili sauce. Spread with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle with remaining 3 crushed saltine crackers.

  4. Bake on the middle rack for 1 hour, or until meat thermometer registers 155 degrees F. (My loaf took about 65 minutes to reach 155 degrees F) Let meat loaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts
Classic Easy Meat Loaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 139mg46%
Sodium 980mg43%
Potassium 193mg6%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.