Best Meatloaf in the Whole Wide World!

Best Meatloaf in the Whole Wide World!

Liz E. 1

"This meatloaf will leave everyone at the table smiling. It is just the right amount of sweet and spice! Yummy!"

Ingredients 1 h 5 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 401 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 401 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.6g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 24.5 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 126 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium:
  • 611 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Stir ketchup, brown sugar, bacon bits, pineapple, and 1 dash Worcestershire sauce together in a small bowl; reserve.
  2. Combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, saltines, egg, garlic, onion, and 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce in a large bowl; mix well. Pat meat mixture into a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake meatloaf in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; pour reserved pineapple mixture over loaf. Return to the oven; bake until no longer pink in the center, about an additional 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
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  1. 36 Ratings


Wish I could split the rating on this because the topping was so delicious, but the meatloaf itself needed some serious help. There are virtually no seasonings listed in the recipe which is rather unusual. I didn't see the need for both bread crumbs and saltines, so I skipped the crackers. A whole onion, garlic and onion powders, black pepper, dried parsley and worcestershire sauce went into the meat mixture. The end result was very tasty but I truly suggest you tweak and add seasonings to your liking because the glaze alone is worth trying. Thank you!


I have no idea how i can mess up a simple meatloaf recipe but for some reason, the texture of this meatloaf was that of liver. I, like the other reviewer added a lil pineapple to my meat mixture and thought maybe that had an effect on the texture. I dont know what else could have happened. It was almost unedible to be honest. Have no idea what went wrong. I will attempt this again just because im a lil baffled. On a positive note the sauce was AMAZING! A lil to sweet so i will cut back on sugar next time but other than that it was amazing. I used real bacon instead of the bits. If anything, i will continue to use the sauce for my meatload topping.


This was an absolute hit in our house - followed recipe exactly and wouldn't change a thing!! Thanks for posting