Texas Two Step Meatloaf

3 reviews, 4 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1h

This is a combination of a sauce recipe I found on www.food.com, and my original meatloaf recipe. We love the sauce!


8 Saltine crackers; crumbled (put in plastice bag and crush)
1/4 Bell pepper; chopped
1 Egg
1 10 ounce Rotel tomatoes; don't drain
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Lipton Onion Soup mix
1/2 teaspoon Lawry's season salt
1 tablespoon Dried parsley; or fresh, optional
1 pound Lean ground meat
1/2 cup Ketchup
4 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar
2-4 tablespoons Brown sugar; See note
1/2 teaspoon Dried onion flakes; Optional

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. I prepare two small loaf pans and freeze one since there are only two of us. It freezes well before it's cooked.

Combine the nine ingredients in step one in a medium mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly with your hands, squishing it until it's all mixed together nicely. I use disposable latex gloves for this because I don't like to touch raw meat and this will get up under your fingernails *ick*.

For step two I like to combine the ingredients for the sauce in a measuring cup and whisk well with a fork until you get a nice, smooth consistancy. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Pour or spoon the sauce over the entire surface of the meatloaf. Bake for at least one hour unless you freeze half of it.

If you are only baking half of the recipe 45 minutes should be sufficient unless you want the top to brown. See notes. You can double the sauce recipe and heat half of it to serve on top of the individual servings of meatloaf if desired.


Start with 2 tbsp. of the brown sugar and taste it before adding more. I like to bake this until the top begins to brown, but that's just a matter of personal preference.

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The recipe needs a little more details because some of the instructions are a little vague and I had to get creative :) For example, mixing a sauce in a cup just doesn't quite work. I suggest using a mixing bowl but that's just me LOL :)
dbrewerton69 11m ago

You can substitute Heinz Chili Sauce for the Ketchup in the topping for some added zing.
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