Cracker Barrel Meatloaf

Cracker Barrel Meatloaf

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Difficulty Level: Moderate


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mixing the Meatloaf:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, finely chopped onion, breadcrumbs, beaten eggs, milk, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, dried sage, and dried parsley. Mix until well combined.
  3. Form the Loaf:
    • Transfer the meat mixture to a greased or parchment-lined baking dish and shape it into a loaf.
  4. Prepare Topping:
    • In a small bowl, mix together ketchup, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard to create the topping.
  5. Apply Topping:
    • Spread the ketchup topping evenly over the meatloaf.
  6. Bake:
    • Bake the meatloaf in the preheated oven for approximately 1 hour or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C).
  7. Rest and Slice:
    • Allow the meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. This helps the juices redistribute, keeping the meatloaf moist.
  8. Serve:
    • Slice the meatloaf into portions and serve it warm.
  9. Enjoy!
    • Enjoy this Copycat Cracker Barrel Meatloaf with your favorite sides.

Optional Sides:

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Green beans
  • Macaroni and cheese


Adjust the seasonings and spices according to your taste preferences. This copycat recipe captures the classic flavors of Cracker Barrel’s meatloaf for a comforting and satisfying meal.

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