Amish Meatloaf


A recipe for Amish meatloaf topped with bacon strips and a ketchup glaze that I had while in Amish country in Holmes County, Ohio.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 - 9x5 inch loaf


  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 2 ½ cups crushed butter-flavored crackers

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 2 eggs

  • ¾ cup ketchup

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 slices bacon

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons vinegar

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard

  • ½ cup brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together ground beef, crushed crackers, onion, eggs, 3/4 cup ketchup, and 1/4 cup brown sugar until well blended. Press into a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Lay the two slices of bacon over the top.

  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until cooked through. While the loaf bakes, mix together the remaining 1 cup ketchup, vinegar, salt, mustard and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Spread over the top of the meat loaf for the last 15 minutes of baking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

464 Calories
21g Fat
46g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 464
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 1161mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 510mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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