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Meatloaf on a cutting board garnished with fresh parsley. Two one-inch slices are cut off the loaf.
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Meatloaf with Ritz Crackers

This classic meatloaf with Ritz crackers recipe is perfectly seasoned, topped with a ketchup, Worcestershire, brown sugar glaze.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 7 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground beef
Servings: 8
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Kelsey Smith


Meatloaf ingredients

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 cup Ritz crackers crumbled
  • 1 sweet onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • cup milk
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Glaze ingredients

  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together all of the meatloaf ingredients.
  • Press the meatloaf mixture into the loaf pan, firmly pushing it to fill every corner. Bake for 40 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients. After the meatloaf has finished its first bake, spread the glaze over the meatloaf. Baked for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the meatloaf reaches an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C).
  • Allow the meatloaf to cool for at least 10-15 minutes before serving.


Lean ground beef is recommended for this recipe, either 85% lean or 90% lean ground sirloin, or a mix of the two.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 749mg | Potassium: 609mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 241IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 4mg