Some modifications to this one, but the main thing was bringing a freshness to the recipe and adding flavor to the meat. I used extra lean ground beef from a farmers market which resulted in very little fat unlike others are experiencing. I also subbed out the Italian seasoning for freshly chopped basil with dried thyme and oregano, with some chili pepper flake as well as a teaspoon of sea salt and a few cranks of fresh ground pepper to add flavour. I didn't have ritz crackers so I used progresso italian bread crumbs.
Other reviewers used mini loaf pans and I suggest skipping that. Make your loaves small and use the 9 x 13. Mine stayed intact the whole way through, browned nicely all the way around and again, very little grease.
The one thing that the recipe doesn't say is how much sauce to use to coat while baking. I used a heaping teaspoon and let it bake for 40 minutes, then added another teaspoon before baking another 5 to 7 minutes.
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Some modifications to this one, but the main thing was bringing a freshness to the recipe and...