Ritzy Meatloaf
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 to 65 minutes
Jazz up your next meatloaf dinner by using crushed up Ritz crackers in place of breadcrumbs. They add a soft buttery flavor to the meatloaf. This is a MUST ADD to your next freezer meal plan!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) lean ground beef
  • 2 - egg(s)
  • 1 - cup(s) milk
  • 24 - Ritz crackers
  • 2 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1/2 - cup(s) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 - cup(s) ketchup
  • Garnish: - ketchup**
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - mashed potatoes**
  • 1 - 9x5 disposable foil loaf pans
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Crush the Ritz crackers until crummy.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, eggs, milk, crushed crackers, minced onion, cheddar cheese, ketchup, and mix well. Press the meatloaf into the loaf pan or tray.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until beef is cooked in the middle. Brush with ketchup on top, and bake another 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Prepare the mashed potatoes.
  7. Serve Ritzy Meatloaf with side salad and mashed potatoes.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 4 lbs. ground beef, 4 eggs, 2 cups milk, 48 crushed crackers, 4 Tbsp minced onion, 1 cup shredded cheese, 1/2 cup ketchup, and mix well. Divide meat mixture in half to make 2 meatloaves.

To each disposable loaf tray, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the prepared meatloaf

Cover with foil or lid, add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put tray 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, and until cooked through. You will need to increase baking time if cooking from partially frozen.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the shredded cheese in the meatloaf and use dairy-free unflavored milk for dairy-free option.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Use gluten-free breadcrumbs for a gluten-free meatloaf.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Ritzy Meatloaf

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely and bake at 350 F for 45 to 50 minutes, then add ketchup topping and bake another 10 to 15 minutes.
Serve with salad and mashed potatoes.

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