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Rating: 4.36 stars
147 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 83
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4

This meatloaf recipe calls for fresh vegetables. Everyone who has tried this dish loves it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, green pepper, green onion, mushrooms and saltine crackers. Stir in the eggs and the beef with onion soup mix; mix thoroughly.

  • Press mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the ketchup, yellow mustard and brown sugar. Mix thoroughly and pour over the meat mixture, spreading evenly.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

254 calories; protein 14.7g; carbohydrates 28.4g; fat 9.8g; cholesterol 78.6mg; sodium 1047.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (119)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2004
This recipe is great. I've made this a few times and it never fails. My husband likes it so much, I start to get a little jealous! I followed some other reviewers and lessened the cracker crumbs to about 3/4 cup; we don't care for cooked green peppers, so I double up (or more) on the mushrooms and create the glaze to taste. Yesterday I didn't have any saltines, but low fat Ritz worked just fine. Also, I press into a loaf pan and then poke random holes in the meat to let excess glaze drip down into the loaf. It really is quite a good recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2012
I doubled this recipe to have leftovers the next day for the boys' lunches (meat loaf sandwiches). Instead of green bell pepper I used red bell pepper and I used crushed Ritz crackers instead of saltines only because that was what I had on hand. This was okay--both my husband and I thought the beef with onion soup mix was a good addition but it didn't have much flavor aside from that. I will say it held up well for sandwiches the next day though I don't think I'll make this one again. Read More
(21)
147 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 83
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2004
This recipe is great. I've made this a few times and it never fails. My husband likes it so much, I start to get a little jealous! I followed some other reviewers and lessened the cracker crumbs to about 3/4 cup; we don't care for cooked green peppers, so I double up (or more) on the mushrooms and create the glaze to taste. Yesterday I didn't have any saltines, but low fat Ritz worked just fine. Also, I press into a loaf pan and then poke random holes in the meat to let excess glaze drip down into the loaf. It really is quite a good recipe. Read More
(74)
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2003
This was the best meatloaf I have ever had. The veggies were great and the glaze on top was delicious. I was looking forward to leftovers the next day for lunch but my husband ate the leftovers later that night! Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2003
Excellent very flavorful and moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
This is for anybody that leaves only one to three stars. Make a dish according to the recipe. Rate the recipe. Don't rate something based on how you made it since you didn't have all of the correct ingredients. This is unfair to the author of the recipe. If there's something listed in the recipe that you are not fond of...why would you even try the recipe? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2006
We loved this meatloaf. I did omit the cracker crumbs I just don't like them in my food. the eggs and veggies were enough of a binder and the taste was excellent. thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2004
AWESOME recipe. My husband told me to NEVER cook meat loaf again until he tried this one. What a hit. There was nothing left. I used a loaf pan and cut the katsup (was too much)and added a dash of worchesire. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2003
Not bad but I think next time I'm going to try baking it in a loaf pan (8 X 4 inch) and use less sauce. My kids weren't crazy about the sauce on top but overall I liked the flavor might add a can of drained peas too to increase the veggies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2003
I can never seem to make a meatloaf that the center gets all the way done! This recipe is the answer to that! My kids LOVED it despite all the veggies that they "hate". I will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2006
This was an excellent meatloaf! It seemed a little strange when I was making it but it has wonderful flavor and holds together well. Makes a huge portion. Next time I will half the recipe since there are only two of us. In addition there really is more topping than is necessary so will decrease that. Will definitely make again! Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2012
I doubled this recipe to have leftovers the next day for the boys' lunches (meat loaf sandwiches). Instead of green bell pepper I used red bell pepper and I used crushed Ritz crackers instead of saltines only because that was what I had on hand. This was okay--both my husband and I thought the beef with onion soup mix was a good addition but it didn't have much flavor aside from that. I will say it held up well for sandwiches the next day though I don't think I'll make this one again. Read More
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