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Frosted Meatloaf

This delicious frosted meatloaf recipe eliminates the need to scoop up mashed potatoes with each bite of meatloaf. Think hamburger loaf frosted with mashed potatoes. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 549kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups onions, chopped (about 2 medium onions)
  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers, about 1 sleeve
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup sweet barbecue sauce
  • 4 cups skins-on mashed potatoes
  • parsley, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 6½x10-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large, non-stick pan over medium-high heat, add oil.
  • When the oil is hot, add onions. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine beef, eggs, cooked onions, garlic, crackers, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Pour in the milk, starting with ¼ cup, and mix. The texture should be soft, but not runny. Add the remaining milk, as needed.
  • To the prepared pan, add the meat mixture, making a loaf shape.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the ketchup and barbecue sauce. Mix well and spread over the top of the meatloaf.
  • Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • After the meatloaf has been baked, carefully add the mashed potatoes to the top. Use an offset spatula to smooth the potatoes into an even layer.
  • Broil the frosted meatloaf for 4-5 minutes, or until golden.
  • Remove the meatloaf from the oven. Let it rest for about 5 minutes before garnishing with parsley and slicing.