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The Best Meat Loaf - Recipe

The title says it all...this meatloaf is better than any other! Moist and delicious, this will please the family. The brown sugar in the ketchup for the topping, is just perfect.
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The Best Meat Loaf Recipe
Heat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil.

Whisk 1/2 cup ketchup with eggs, milk, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Add meatloaf mixture, onion, bell pepper, saltines and garlic. Mix well with hands or a wooden spoon.

Place on prepared baking sheet and pat into an 11x5 inch oval loaf.

Mix remaining ketchup and the brown sugar; spread over loaf.

Bake 50 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in center registers 160°F.

Let rest 5 minutes before slicing.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
-3/4 cup ketchup, divided
-2 eggs
-1/2 cup milk
-2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon pepper
-2 pounds meat loaf mixture (ground beef, pork and veal or all ground beef)
-1/2 cup onion, chopped
-1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
-1 cup saltine crackers, crushed (24 crackers)
-1 tablespoon garlic, minced
-1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed