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Mom's Favorite Meatloaf Recipe
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Mom's Favorite Meatloaf

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"I don't really like meatloaf at all, but when mom made this one, she really had a hit with the entire family! Not your typical meatloaf -- very tasty! Use fresh sausage, not frozen! Use more crackers if the loaf seems too moist before cooking. Excellent for sandwiches the next day!!"

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Original recipe makes 4 to 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the beef, pork sausage, French onion dip, eggs and crushed crackers. Mix well and shape into a loaf.
  3. Bake in a 5x9 inch loaf pan for 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

I made this meatloaf for kids who swore they would never like any kind of meatloaf and they devoured it. It is very easy to make and isn't bogged down with too many ingredients.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 10, 2003

No offense Mom (whoever you are) but this meatloaf is simply bla! No salt? no pepper? no celery? no garlic? and of all things, onion dip? What is wrong with real onions? Plain crackers can be ok for filler but seasoned bread crumbs are much better. Any good cook be them a chef or just a home cook, always uses the three basic ingredients in most all meat dishes, salt, pepper, and garlic. Without them simply the taste of unseasoned ground meat just doesn't cut it. Sorry but there's really room to improve this basic flavorless recipe.


31 Ratings

Feb 09, 2004

This pleased the whole family. Choose a very flavorful sausage as well as a favorite dip and this gets very tasty. The saltines provide plenty of salt. I used 2 sleeves of crackers and it was just right - the meatloaf was firm but not dry.

Jul 01, 2006

This was a great, simple, satisfying meatloaf. The seasoning was perfect. No additional salt, pepper, or other seasoning is needed, since the sausage and the dip mix are loaded with all three. Thanks!

Aug 04, 2003

Its on the soft side (I should have used more crackers), but really good with HOT pork sausage and ground beef! The sandwiches the next day were...Oh my god! Soooo good!

Jul 07, 2007

OUT OF THIS WORLD! Makes good meatballs, too--lose lots of the fat by baking them on a wire rack so the grease drips into the pan below. Thank you so much for this recipe.

Apr 12, 2010

The family really enjoyed this recipe. I made slight modifications to suit our tastes: 1 additional egg, 4 slices of toasted whole wheat bread instead of saltines, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper. It turned out great and everyone went back for seconds. Thanks for a great recipe!!

Nov 04, 2010

My meatloaf was for only 2 people, so I made half a recipe. Very tasty! But your recipe has too many calories. I changed it by adding 1/2 red pepper chopped; 3/4 small white onion chopped; and used only 10 saltine crackers. Will likely use only beef next time, also. 4 STARS!!! Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 1042 kcal
  • 52%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57.1 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 239 mg
  • 80%
  • Fat
  • 66.8 g
  • 103%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 47.8 g
  • 96%
  • Sodium
  • 2207 mg
  • 88%

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

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