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Copycat Cracker Barrel Meatloaf

At Cracker Barrel, meatloaf is one of the most popular items on the menu. Try this easy copycat recipe and see why!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat recipe, Cracker Barrel recipes, meatloaf recipe
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 485kcal


  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 3 eggs
  • 45 (1 1/2 sleeves) Ritz crackers crushed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely diced green pepper can be omitted if you prefer
  • 4 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard


  • Preheat oven to 350 ℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment or aluminum foil.
  • Mix the topping ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs then add the cracker crumbs, onion, green pepper, milk, salt, pepper and cheese; stir to combine.
  • Add the ground beef and mix well. Turn out the meatloaf mixture onto the prepared pan; shape into a loaf.
  • Bake for 30 minutes then spread topping on top of the meatloaf. Bake for an additional 30 minutes or until the center is 160 ℉.
  • Let stand for 5-10 minutes to rest, then slice and serve.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 1015mg | Potassium: 613mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 4.4mg