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5 from 2 votes

Best Meatloaf

Best Meatloaf, the only meatloaf recipe you need. So delicious and tasty. perfect out of the oven or sliced cold in sandwiches.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 medium bay leaf crushed
  • dash of marjoram and thyme
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (firm mozzarella, cheddar, swiss, gouda your choice)


  • Pre- heat oven to 350° (180° celsius)
  • Combine all the ingredients together, combine well. Add half the meat mixture into a shallow lightly greased baking dish, top with 1/2 the shredded cheese, then top with the other half of meat mixture. Bake approximately 1 hour. After the 45-50 minutes baking time, remove from oven and top with the remaining shredded cheese, return to oven to finish baking. Enjoy!


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1055mg | Potassium: 449mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 3.7mg