Prepare to savor the mouthwatering essence of a homemade classic – Cracker Barrel-Style Meatloaf with a delectable sweet brown sugar glaze. This recipe takes the traditional meatloaf to new heights, infusing it with the richness of Worcestershire sauce, the warmth of French onions, and a sweet glaze that makes it the star of your dinner table. Discover why this version of meatloaf is hailed by readers as the ultimate comfort food.
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup of milk
- 32 crushed Ritz crackers
- 1/2 cup of finely diced onion
- 4 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
- 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
- 1/2 cup of ketchup
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of mustard
- Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, and then add the milk and the crushed Ritz crackers. Stir in the finely chopped onion and the shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
- Season the mixture with salt and pepper, and then gently fold in the ground beef, ensuring that all the ingredients are well combined. Shape this mixture into a loaf.
- Place the meatloaf in the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes.
- While the meatloaf is baking, prepare the delicious glaze by combining the ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard.
- After the meatloaf has baked for 30 minutes, spoon half of the glaze evenly over the top. Return the loaf to the oven for an additional 10 minutes of baking.
- Finally, spoon the remaining glaze over the meatloaf and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the meatloaf is cooked through and the glaze is beautifully caramelized.
Indulge in this irresistible Cracker Barrel-Style Meatloaf, and you’ll understand why it’s a reader favorite. It’s a delightful blend of flavors and textures that’s sure to satisfy your cravings for a homey, delicious meal.
The Cracker Barrel-Style Meatloaf with its sweet brown sugar glaze is bound to become a household favorite. Its exceptional tenderness and flavor make it a go-to comfort food recipe.
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