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Magic Meatloaf

This Meatloaf Recipe is not only delicious, but it has an amazing magical surprise in the middle!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Magic Meatloaf, meatloaf
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 495 kcal


  • 3 lbs ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups onions chopped
  • 1 cup milk divided
  • 1 cup Ritz crackers crushed
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 5 or 6 soft boiled eggs I boil extra just in case one
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup sweet barbeque sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350┬░Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large non-stick pan heat oil over medium-high heat until hot.
  3. Add chopped onions and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine beef, eggs, onion, garlic, crackers (or bread crumbs), salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Add in half of the milk and mix. The amount of milk may vary. The texture should be soft, but not runny. Add more as needed.
  6. In a greased loaf pan, add a 1-inch layer of the meat mixture. Place the eggs in a neat row in the center.
  7. Add the remaining meat mixture on top of the eggs, carefully sealing all edges and pressing the meat in tightly.
  8. In a separate bowl, combine ketchup and barbeque sauce. Mix well and spread over the top of the meatloaf.
  9. Bake for 1 hour. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before cutting.

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