This is meatloaf for people who think they don't like meatloaf. And I understand why you think you don't. When I was a kid this meatloaf was a family favorite and I never understood why people cracked jokes at poor meatloaf's expense. And then I had it at someone else's house and I knew.
But this recipe - that she found in her old microwave's cookbook! - is incredibly flavorful and has a great amount of zing.
As we learn from Yo Gabba Gabba, "Try it; you'll like it!"
1 pkg dry onion soup mix
1 sleeve of saltine crackers, crushed
2 eggs (can be omitted - just use a bit more ketchup)
1/2 C ketchup
1 C ketchup
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp mustard
1 tsp worchestershire sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix meat, crackers, soup mix, eggs, saltines and 1/2 C ketchup and spread into 9x13" pan.
Mix topping ingredients and spread over meat.
Bake for 35-40 minutes.