What is the first thing you are asked from your family when you get home? What’s for supper?
Your thinking, “Oh, my gosh, what am I going to fix. I hope it’s something quick and something good. What do I have? Let’s see — I have hamburger. I know, a meatloaf. Oh, I see some bacon. OK, a meatloaf wrapped in bacon. Yes, that sounds good and plus we can have meatloaf sandwiches for tomorrow’s lunches. Perfect.”
3 lbs hamburger
1 onion diced
1 pack of Ritz crackers (I like to use Ritz since they’re is easy to crumble and I love the flavor)
Mix it all together. Put in your favorite casserole dish. I used about seven slices of bacon strips across the top of the meat loaf, added catsup, and sprinkled pepper along with brown sugar on top. I sliced yellow peppers on top and added more brown sugar on top of the peppers.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Uncover your casserole dish and finish baking for another 15 to 20 minutes — the last 10 minutes I turned the oven up to 400 to brown the top and let the brown sugar will caramelize.
This is the best meat loaf ever. I made it last weekend. It is perfect to take in your lunch the next day as meat loaf sandwiches. My son said this is the best meat loaf he has ever had and for me to make it anytime I want.
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Sharon Hughes is the advertising manager at The Times-Gazette. She is also a mother, grandmother and chef.