Mom's Meatloaf

9 reviews, 4.9 star(s). 89% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes

This is easy and makes a good, home cooked meal. Just put some potatoes in the oven to bake with the meatloaf and add a salad and dinner is served!


1 lb. Lean ground meat
1 large egg
9 ea Saltine crackers
1 10-oz can Rotel tomatoes
2 tablespoons Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1/4 teaspoon Celery salt
1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder; or minced garlic
1 tablespoon Dried parsley
1/4 small Bell pepper; chopped - optional
1/3 cup Ketchup

Original recipe makes 6



Preheat oven to 350 and spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Put the crackers in a sandwich bag and crush them. Put meat, egg, cracker crumbs, Rotel tomatoes, onion soup mix, celery salt, garlic, parsley, and bell pepper in a medium mixing bowl and mix all ingredients well with clean hands. Turn the meat mixture into the loaf pan and pat down gently to form a loaf. Pour the ketchup on top and spread it evenly over the meat with a spoon. Bake at 350 for at least an hour. We like ours slightly brown on top and that usually takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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My meatloaf used to be so boring! Whatever I did didn't have enough flavor. Now this is my go to recipe for meatloaf! I use the whole envelope of onion soup mix and a dash of Worcestershire also.
smokymtnsuzy 4m ago
I love meatloaf. I like meatloaf from The Cotton Patch. I wish I could figure out how to duplicate their sauce. - Barbara Maynard 4m ago

Always taste great, even with ground chicken.
ShefSeth 1y ago

The family loves it!! This is my go-to dish when I want something quick and hearty.
BlueDiva 1y ago

I added green peppers and it was delicious.
michellehubbard1 2y ago

Made this recipe today and I must say its very yummy..
mylife2013 2y ago

I tried this with ground chicken breasts. Still delicious.
ShefSeth 2y ago

I didn't have parsley to add, at the time. Celery salt, not. But a tablespoon of minced celery. Added a tbsp. of Cuddin Eddies Fais Do Do seasoning. Next time, I will sauté bell pepper to make them softer. And I added I added a tbsb of Cuddin Eddies Pepper Relish. Bangin recipie.<br>Thx<br> Seth
ShefSeth 3y ago

windyafox 3y ago

I put the whole envelope of Lipton Soup mix (I didn't read the recipe correctly) and 1.5 lb ground bison. It was delicious and a big hit! Rotel adds the perfect flavor.
terriminor 3y ago

erloney 8y ago

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