Blue Ribbon Meatloaf

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds extra lean ground beef
  • 2 cups buttery round crackers, crushed
    or 2 cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jar Crosse & Blackwell® Seafood Cocktail Sauce, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Directions

  1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Combine beef, cracker crumbs, eggs, onion, 3/4 jar cocktail sauce, salt and pepper in large bowl. Stir to combine. Pat mixture into 9x5-inch loaf pan. Place strips of bacon on top of meatloaf.
  2. BAKE 50 minutes. While meatloaf is baking, stir together remaining 1/2 cup cocktail sauce, brown sugar and dry mustard in small bowl.
  3. REMOVE meatloaf after 50 minutes. Spread sauce mixture on top and bake an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven, serve hot.
  4. Next-Day Serving Idea: Use leftovers to make an easy shepherd's pie. Cut meatloaf into bite-size pieces and place in pie plate. Add your favorite cooked vegetable, cover with roast garlic mashed potatoes and bake until bubbly.
Blue Ribbon Meatloaf