Beef,  Main Course

Meatloaf {Moist & Delicious & Simple}

Meatloaf Simplified from Lemony Thyme

Moist & Delicious Meatloaf.

Simplify.  This word hangs over my kitchen sink and is more often than not… ignored.  I love the concept of ‘less is more’ I just struggle when it comes to cooking with this in mind.  Having said that, this meatloaf recipe is the perfect example of combining just a few simple ingredients to create magic.  Maybe this should be called Magic Meatloaf.


I’ve come to love this meatloaf with it’s sweet ketchup glaze.  It’s not the kind of meatloaf I grew up with or even have made myself for many years, until now.  It’s texture is light and moist, I attribute that to a cup of crushed crackers.  For me…Ritz crackers.


I have added this meatloaf recipe to my collection of comfort foods.  It’s simplicity and delicious flavor make it a wonderful weeknight dinner.  Yet I also love it as a nice Sunday supper.


Meatloaf {Moist & Delicious & Simply}

The Jones family (Lanierland)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6


For meatloaf…

  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno fine diced
  • 1 Tbl. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbl. mustard
  • 1 cup crushed cracker crumbs Ritz are my favorite

For sweet ketchup glaze…

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


For meatloaf…

  • Mix all ingredients and place in a casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, then coat with sweet ketchup glaze. Continue cooking and additional 45 minutes.

For sweet ketchup glaze…

  • Combine brown sugar and warm water until sugar is dissolved. Add ketchup and mustard and whisk to combine.

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