Cracker Barrel Meatloaf Recipe

This Cracker Barrel Meatloaf is classic comfort food made with ground beef, onions, bell pepper, cheddar cheese, Ritz crackers and a sweet, savory glaze on top!

This copycat version is easy, delicious, and a crowd-pleaser that feeds the whole family at a fraction of the price. Plus, the leftovers are just as good the next day.

But fair warning – with this recipe, it might not last long.



  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 small finely diced onion
  • 1/2 cup finely diced bell pepper (optional)
  • 1 1/2 sleeves of crushed Ritz crackers (48 crackers total)
  • 4 oz. shredded sharp cheddar or Colby cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • For the topping:
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. mustard


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard. Place to the side. This will be used later as the topping.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, crushed Ritz crackers, cheese, milk, onion, bell pepper, salt and black pepper. Mix well.
  • Add in the ground beef. Mix well just to combine. Do not over mix.
  • Form into a loaf and place inside a baking pan or baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and spread the topping over the meatloaf.
  • Bake for an additional 30 to 40 minutes or until the center is 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Let it cool for 15 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!

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