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Best Ever Meatloaf II Recipe

Best Ever Meatloaf II

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"My mom made a different meat loaf every week, when I was growing up, to find the one recipe are family would eat. After being subjected to this for years I came up with this recipe that has never failed to get rave reviews."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, and green pepper and saute until onions are soft.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. In a large mixing bowl, place ground beef, crushed crackers, Cheddar cheese, taco seasoning, and sauteed onion and green pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Press beef mixture into a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Bake in a preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until done. Check with a meat thermometer for doneness. Internal temperature should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 08, 2006

Made this for my Dad, a self-proclaimed "meatloaf connoisseur", yeaterday for his birthday. He wants me to make it for him again! We did do one of the suggestions by another reviewer. I substituted Mushroom Gravy mix for the Taco Seasoning and it was out of this world!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 26, 2004

We did not care for this. It was just like a pile of taco meat.

Aug 29, 2002

My family thought it was a good meatloaf as a change of pace . You could stand to delete the taco seasoning . I added 1 packet of mushroom gravy mix to the batch. Over all it was worth making and gave me ideas on improving my own meatloaf.

Jan 28, 2008

instead of taco mix i used meatloaf seasoning. i used purple onions and added italian seasoning as well. it was so good. very moist and flavorful.

Jul 22, 2005

My husband is a very picky eater, and he couldn't get enough of it once he tried it... its that good. Also, if you chop up green peppers & onions and freeze them ahead of time... it makes prep work a breeze.

Mar 15, 2007

This meatloaf is great. Beats my mom's meatloaf hands down - no offense mom! I've altered this recipe a bit. I use breadcrumbs instead of the crackers and add in 1/2 cup salsa, 1 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce and salt and pepper to taste. This is an awesome tex-mex style meatloaf, very unique! Thanks!

Dec 31, 2006

In my opinion this is a great recipe for meatloaf, I added 1TBLSP of Worcestershire sauce and then when it was almost done I cut cheese slices into triangles and topped it and put it back into the oven. They all loved it, I couldn't even put some in the freezer the ate it all up.

Sep 26, 2004

Good flavor, but it fell apart. Next time I will add some eggs to hold it together. I topped it with salsa and stuck it back in the oven for a few minutes after turning it off to heat the salsa.


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  • Calories
  • 325 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 23.2 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 17.9 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 610 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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