Coco's Meatloaf

Coco's Meatloaf

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"Meet Steve Johnson, a Nashville native who grew up learning to cook from his mother, grandmother, and aunt. Along the way, he picked up a few lessons about living right, along with the secret to his mother's meatloaf recipe."


1 h 30 m servings 456 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 456 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 26.6 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 29.3 g
  • 59%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 154 mg
  • 51%
  • Sodium:
  • 1149 mg
  • 46%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Combine onion, green bell pepper, milk, 1/4 cup ketchup, and eggs in a blender and puree until smooth.
  3. Stir ground beef, crushed saltine crackers, kosher salt, dry mustard in a large bowl. Add onion and egg mixture; stir to combine.
  4. Transfer beef mixture to a shallow baking dish and shape into a loaf. Drizzle top of the meatloaf with 2 tablespoons ketchup.
  5. Bake in the preheated over for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let meatloaf to rest uncovered for 15 minutes. Slice and serve.


  • Cook's Note:
  • I also use this recipe to make meatballs. Instead of forming the meat into a loaf, make meatballs and bake on a cookie sheet for 25 to30 minutes. This recipe makes 18 meatballs.
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  1. 31 Ratings


This is the REAL DEAL. Everyone LOVED this meatloaf. I was too lazy to measure the saltines - I guestimated and used one package of saltines (4 0z) roughly crumbled with my hands. Blending in...

The best meatloaf I've had in years!

Awesome meatloaf... Meatloaf is one of my husband's all-time favorite foods. Unfortunately, it is one food I've never really made well. Even though I don't dislike meatloaf, I never cared for...

Yo...whats up! Dang good stuff...check out Mad Beach Loaf, was inspired.

This was definitely a child-friendly recipe, with no chunks of onion or peppers and no ground black pepper. I actually prefer to find bits of veggies, because I think they give more flavor than...

I dont have a lot of experience making meatloaf, but after watching the video I had to try it. I didnt have dry mustard so I added a teaspoon of table mustard and from reading other meatloaf rec...

I thought this was a good basic meatloaf, not a lot of flavor & I didn't care for the plain ketchup topping. I def prefer the crushed crackers vs bread crumbs!

Awesome tasting, moist, easy meatloaf! Have made with and without the green pepper and was great both ways. I don't even puree the onion mixture like the directions state to...just put everyth...

With all the glowing reviews and knowing my husband wouldn't touch it with a 10' pole had he spotted an onion, I couldn't wait to try this method of pureeing the veggies. I didn't have green pep...