Best Ever Meatloaf II

Best Ever Meatloaf II


"My mom made a different meat loaf every week, when I was growing up, to find the one recipe are family would eat. After being subjected to this for years I came up with this recipe that has never failed to get rave reviews."


1 h 20 m servings 325 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 325 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 23.2 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.4g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 17.9 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 610 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, and green pepper and saute until onions are soft.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. In a large mixing bowl, place ground beef, crushed crackers, Cheddar cheese, taco seasoning, and sauteed onion and green pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Press beef mixture into a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Bake in a preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until done. Check with a meat thermometer for doneness. Internal temperature should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
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  1. 80 Ratings


Made this for my Dad, a self-proclaimed "meatloaf connoisseur", yeaterday for his birthday. He wants me to make it for him again! We did do one of the suggestions by another reviewer. I subst...

My family thought it was a good meatloaf as a change of pace . You could stand to delete the taco seasoning . I added 1 packet of mushroom gravy mix to the batch. Over all it was worth making ...

We did not care for this. It was just like a pile of taco meat.

instead of taco mix i used meatloaf seasoning. i used purple onions and added italian seasoning as well. it was so good. very moist and flavorful.

My husband is a very picky eater, and he couldn't get enough of it once he tried it... its that good. Also, if you chop up green peppers & onions and freeze them ahead of time... it makes prep ...

This meatloaf is great. Beats my mom's meatloaf hands down - no offense mom! I've altered this recipe a bit. I use breadcrumbs instead of the crackers and add in 1/2 cup salsa, 1 1/2 tbsp. so...

In my opinion this is a great recipe for meatloaf, I added 1TBLSP of Worcestershire sauce and then when it was almost done I cut cheese slices into triangles and topped it and put it back into t...

Good flavor, but it fell apart. Next time I will add some eggs to hold it together. I topped it with salsa and stuck it back in the oven for a few minutes after turning it off to heat the salsa.

I am not sure it was the best meat loaf ever but it was good I will make it again but at the end I will put salsa on it. I am going to try and use a low fat cheese I think that might cut down o...