Copycat Cracker Barrel Meatloaf
This Cracker Barrel Meatloaf Recipe brings the taste of Cracker Barrel right into your kitchen. It’s classic comfort food at it’s best. Juicy, tender meatloaf with a sweet, savory glaze on top!
This copycat version of Cracker Barrel’s meatloaf is easy, delicious, and a crowd-pleaser that feeds the whole family at a fraction of the price. Plus, the leftovers are delicious and just as good the next day. But fair warning – with this recipe, it might not last long.
How to Make Cracker Barrel Meatloaf
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, mix together 3 eggs, 1 1/2 sleeves of crushed Ritz crackers, 1/2 cup finely diced bell pepper, 1 small finely diced onion, 4 ounces of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup milk, 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper.
Add 2 pounds of ground beef. I recommend using ground beef with a ratio of 80/20. 80 percent lean beef and 20 percent fat. This creates a moist, juicy meatloaf. Leaner beef can often result in a dry meatloaf.
Mix well just to combine all ingredient. Be sure not to over mix.
Line a baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Form the mixture into a loaf and place inside the pan. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
While the meatloaf is cooking, create the topping. In a bowl, mix together 3/4 cup ketchup, 2 tbsp brown sugar, and 1 tsp mustard.
Once the meatloaf has finished baking for 30 minutes, pull it out of the oven and spread the topping evenly over the meatloaf.
Bake for an additional 30 to 40 minutes or until the center is 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove from the oven. Let it cool for 15 minutes before serving.