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  • Author: Emily Roselyn
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x



The finest meatloaf recipe you’ll make all year is my delicious and comforting Cracker Barrel meatloaf! Added shredded cheddar makes the meatloaf extra soft, and it’s topped with a delectable glaze that’ll knock your socks off!


  • 1 ½ lbs ground beef (lean 85%)
  • ½ cup yellow onion (finely diced)
  • ¼ cup green bell pepper (finely diced)
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • Ritz crackers (2 sleeves)
  • 1 teaspoon each, salt and pepper

Meatloaf Glaze

  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine the glaze ingredients in a small mixing dish and whisk until smooth. Put it away for later.
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 12 cups ketchup, 12 cups brown sugar
  • Add the ground beef, onion, green pepper, eggs, cheese, milk, crushed Ritz crackers, salt, and pepper to a large mixing bowl. Combine all items thoroughly with clean hands.
  • 1  1/2 pound of ground beef, a 12 cup of yellow onion, a 14 cup of green bell pepper, three eggs, a 4-ounce sharp cheddar cheese grater, a 14-cup whole milk, Ritz crackers, salt and pepper to taste
  • Form a loaf out of the meatloaf mixture on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 degrees Celsius), then remove from the oven and brush the meatloaf with the glaze.
  • Return the meatloaf to the oven and bake for another 30 minutes, or until the middle of the loaf reaches a temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit (72 degrees Celsius).
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes after removing from the oven. Enjoy! Slice, serve, and savor!


  • Using a cheese grater, shred the onions and green bell peppers until they are finely chopped.
  • You can press the beef mixture evenly into a parchment paper-lined bread pan to make a better-looking loaf. Over the parchment-lined baking sheet, flip the bread pan upside down.
  • Check the doneness of the meatloaf’s middle with a digital meat thermometer.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 418 kcal
  • Sugar: 25g
  • Sodium: 930 mg
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 33g
  • Cholesterol: 173mg

Keywords: cracker, meatloaf, cracker barrel meatloaf, dinner