Thursday, April 28, 2016


I have been craving meatloaf lately but I couldn't use my old family recipe because most (if not all) recipes use tomatoes in some form or another. I looked up a bunch of recipes online and did some substituting and creative thinking. I love how it turned out!  My whole family ate it quickly, and that's saying a lot for kids ages 4 to 12!  This recipe is family size, although you could easily use half the amounts.  

Please keep in mind that your specific sensitivities may be different than mine. Be sure to only use ingredients that you know are safe for you! 

Here goes: 


1 cup milk
2 eggs
2/3 c cracker crumbs, finely crushed (I used approx. 1/2 sleeve Saltines)
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced 
1 tsp salt
1-1.5 lbs ground beef, raw

Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a large bowl, whisk the milk and eggs until combined. Stir in cracker crumbs. Add chopped onion. Add ground beef and mix well. Pour into a greased loaf pan. 

Bake for 50-60 minutes or until edges are browned. 
Remove and let sit for 5-10 minutes to cool. 
Loosen edges then turn out of the pan onto a platter. Slice and serve warm. Serves 6-8

Final note: I ate this as-is and loved it. My husband added ketchup to the side of his and the kids followed suit. Oh well. Looks like he's washing the ketchup-covered dishes, so no harm done.