Mom’s Classic Meatloaf

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Meatloaf can go one of two ways.  It can be a lump of flavorless beef–or it can be a tender, hearty, flavorful, slice of comfort food.  Our mom’s meatloaf is the latter.  Her recipe is classic… made of simple ingredients and topped with good old American ketchup.  Pair it with a pile of creamy mashed potatoes, and you have the flavors of home. ~Erin


  • 2 lb. ground beef (93% lean beef)
  • 1 c. canned tomato sauce
  • 60 saltine crackers (about a sleeve and a half)
  • ½ c. diced onion
  • 1 c. diced bell pepper
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c. ketchup
  • 1 tsp. salt


Preheat oven to 375°F.  Combine all ingredients except ketchup until just mixed.  Do not over mix.  Spread ketchup on top of loaves.  Form two loaves on a sheet pan.  Bake for 45 minutes or until cooked through (160°F throughout).

Weight Watchers info:  This recipe makes 16 servings at 4 SmartPoints each.

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