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Best Ever Meatloaf II

Best Ever Meatloaf II

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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.

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  • 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


  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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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 substituted Mushroom Gravy mix for the Taco Seasoning and it was out of this world!!!


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 and gave me ideas on improving my own meatloaf.


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