Cracker Barrel Meatloaf

Step into the comforting embrace of a classic with this Cracker Barrel Meatloaf recipe. Recreate the homely aroma and rich flavors of this beloved dish, just like the iconic restaurant. With a perfect blend of ground meat, savory seasonings, and a tangy glaze, this meatloaf promises a taste of nostalgia that’s as heartwarming as it is delicious.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard

Preparation Steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, breadcrumbs, eggs, milk, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, sage, and rosemary. Mix until well combined.
  3. Shape the meat mixture into a loaf and place it in the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard to create the glaze.
  5. Spread the glaze evenly over the meatloaf.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 to 1.5 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C).
  7. Allow the meatloaf to rest for a few minutes before slicing.

The Cracker Barrel meatloaf is an excellent dish to try when it comes to classic home-cooked meals. It has the perfect combination of flavor and texture, with the right amount of seasoning and the mixture of beef and pork. The topping of bacon and cheese gives it a salty and savory topping that leaves diners wanting more. Whether served with mashed potatoes, french fries or a crispy salad, the Cracker Barrel meatloaf is always a sure hit that leaves everyone feeling satisfied.

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