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Copycat Cracker Barrel Meatloaf

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 25 mins
Resting time 15 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 535 kcal


  • Double Meatloaf pan with perforated insert


Meatloaf Mix:

  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 12 ounce jar roasted red peppers (drained and diced; Trader Joe's brand)
  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3.2 ounces Ritz crackers (crushed into crumbs; that's two small sleeves)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Saute the onions and garlic in oil until soft; let cool.
  • Mix the onions with remaining ingredients for the meatloaf mix until well combined.
  • Let mix rest for 15 minutes.
  • Stir together the topping sauce and set aside.
  • Place meatloaf mix in a mounded loaf in a double meatloaf pan with perforated insert.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, then spread with topping and bake for 40 minutes more or until internal temp is 165F.
  • Let meatloaf rest about 15 minutes before slicing.


The double thickness of pan causes the increase in bake time but the great part is that it also wicks away grease; from the kitchen of palatablepastime.com


Calories: 535kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 27gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 158mgSodium: 1337mgPotassium: 554mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 550IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 202mgIron: 4mg
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