Best Meatloaf Ever
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
The name of this recipe says it all. Simply the best!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 1/2 - lb(s) lean ground beef
  • 1 - egg(s)
  • 2 - slices sandwich bread
  • 4 - saltine crackers
  • 2 - Tbsp sour cream
  • 2 - Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 - 8 oz can(s) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 - cup(s) ketchup**
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • 1 - 9x5 disposable foil loaf pans
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Toast and crumble the bread. Crush the saltine crackers. Open the can of tomato sauce.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, crumbled bread, crushed crackers, sour cream, worcestershire sauce and tomato sauce. Form into loaf and press into 9x5-inch loaf pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and add ketchup in zigzag form over the top of the meatloaf. Return to oven and bake another 10 minutes, or until done.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Warm the dinner rolls.
  7. Serve Best Meatloaf Ever with salad and dinner rolls.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Toast and crumble 4 bread slices. Crush 8 saltine crackers. Open 2 cans of tomato sauce.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 lbs. ground beef, 2 eggs, the crumbled bread, crushed crackers, 4 Tbsp sour cream, 4 Tbsp worcestershire sauce and 2 cans of tomato sauce. Mix well and divide evenly into 2 loaves.

To each disposable loaf pan, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the meatloaf mixture

Cover with foil or lid, add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put pan in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm shallow dish of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the oven and baking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the sour cream in the meatloaf for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Use 1:1 substitution of gluten-free breadcrumbs in the meatloaf for gluten-free meal. Serve with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Best Meatloaf Ever

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely and bake at 400 F for 50 minutes. Remove from oven and add ketchup on top in zigzag form, then bake another 10 minutes, or until done.
Serve with salad and dinner rolls.

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