Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunday Dinner: Meatloaf

There are a lot of recipes out there for meatloaf and this is how I make mine. You can tell from the photo I took yesterday that I was using up the last of two different bottles of ketchup. I had a new bottle of hand, but I wanted to use these up before I opened the new bottle. 

I start by cutting up the green peppers and onion:

Then, using my food processor, I make crumbs out of the saltine crackers:

 Today, I used eggs fresh from our chickens:

Afterwards, I mix all the ingredients together in one of my big bowls and then shape this into a loaf in the crockpot. This is the finished product:

 Here is a breakdown of the recipe:

Meat Loaf


2 pounds ground beef
1 to 2 packages saltine crackers
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup milk
2 large eggs
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
Worcestershire sauce - just a splash
Salt & Pepper 

Dad brought us a huge head of fresh broccoli from the Flea market that he picked up for $1.00. I wish I had taken a picture of it because it was big! So, I served the meatloaf with steamed broccoli, corn, and peas. 

What did you have for Sunday Dinner?

© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2012.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without”


  1. Our Sunday dinner was a bit of a mish mash this week -- pasta with mixed veggies, turkey and pasta sauce, topped with cheese. Mot one of my better creations! But we ate it anyways, along with tangerines, cookies and nuts. I said it was a mish mash. Hopefully tonight's dinner will be better!

    Your meatloaf sounds delish!

  2. LOVE meatloaf, especially in a sandwich the next day. I add a bit of freshly grated Parmesan and some ground sage or poultry seasoning to mine, along with chopped celery

    1. Yum, those all sound like good additions, Carol. I also enjoy meatloaf sandwiches. One time I chopped the leftovers up and added it to spaghetti sauce and my daughter asked me if I put the meatloaf in the spaghetti. lol

    2. Belinda, I am known for "square meatballs" aka cut up meatloaf, in pasta and sauce dishes. ; )

    3. Square Meatballs, lol. I like that. :)


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