This Meatloaf Recipe Best In The World?
I grew up in a family who loved food. My mom and grandmother were excellent cooks and my dad, me and my siblings were more than happy to eat whatever they put in front of us! My girls have the same foodie heart as their mom and are good eaters.
Who Has A Picky Eater At Home?
And then came my son. Where did this picky eater come from? Surely it must be from my husband’s side of the family, right?! Well, not exactly. His aversion to most foods comes from his autism.
Kids On The Autism Spectrum
My son has a list of all the foods he will eat. He hasn’t changed it much over the years. There are exactly 10 items on it. One of the favorites that is at the top of the list are Goldfish® crackers.
Gram’s Best Meatloaf Recipe
When I was making my Gram’s meatloaf recipe, I had an idea. Why not put Henry’s favorite snack in the meatloaf instead of the traditional bread crumbs? I asked what he thought and he said, “If you put Goldfish® crackers in it, I bet it would taste good!” Well, yes sir!! And guess what? He LOVES it!
There Are Goldfish Crackers In Your Meatloaf!
We had friends over recently for dinner and I made my Easy Meatloaf Recipe. Henry was so excited that as soon as they took a bite, he shouted, “There are Goldfish® crackers hiding in the meatloaf!”
Needless to say, everyone loved the meatloaf and had seconds…there were no leftovers! And after dinner, we all had a big piece of my Easy Pound Cake Recipe with fresh fruit and whipped cream!
- 1 pound ground chuck
- 1 pound ground sausage
- 1/4 cup minced onion
- 1/8 cup diced garlic
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup crushed Goldfish® crackers
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 tsp. salt and pepper to taste
- 1 can tomato sauce, divided
- 1/8 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. ketchup
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a medium saucepan, heat butter. Add onion and garlic, cook until onions are translucent (about 4-5 mins. )
- In a large bowl, add all ingredients except the brown sugar, ketchup and remaining tomato sauce. Mix these in a small bowl and set aside. This is for the topping. When you add the milk, so so slowly, so your mixture is moist, but not super watery looking.
- Add mixture to a standard loaf pan.
- Bake for 35-40 mins. Take pan out of oven. Add topping and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
Have you ever used unusual ingredients in a recipe to get your kids to like it? If so, what did you make? What was the ingredient?Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019 Kelly Hutchinson
MJ L saysMarch 1, 2016 at 4:06 pm
That looks delicious! I would never of thought to use Goldfish crackers!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) saysMarch 1, 2016 at 4:28 pm
I love my meatloaf smothered in Worcestershire sauce. OMG, yummy!
MEG TUCKER saysMarch 1, 2016 at 4:42 pm
Oh Lawdy! I have GOT to make this!!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysMarch 1, 2016 at 4:49 pm
This is a great variation on meat loaf. I think using Goldfish instead of saltines adds in a little cheesy interest.
Pam saysMarch 1, 2016 at 4:59 pm
I have never thought of using goldfish crackers in meatloaf. I bet that adds a really nice flavor.
Tonya saysMarch 1, 2016 at 7:20 pm
Mmmmm… I bet this is yummy and the goldfish crackers add just touch of cheese. Can’t beat that.
Marcie W. saysMarch 1, 2016 at 8:07 pm
I find it adorable that you used Goldfish in your meatloaf. Nothing beats classic comfort food like this!
Travel Blogger saysMarch 1, 2016 at 9:12 pm
I love meatloaf, and this is such a great twist on the recipe. I will have to try this for dinner.
Kristi saysMarch 1, 2016 at 9:34 pm
What a fun idea to add goldfish crackers to meatloaf. I bet a lot of kids would love to help add them in and would probably eat it better then too.
Crystal saysMarch 2, 2016 at 12:50 am
What a fun way to mix up a family favorite recipe. Now I’m trying to figure out what other recipes I can swap Goldfish for.
Julie Wood saysMarch 2, 2016 at 8:23 am
This recipe looks so delicious! I love how easy it is to make and I like the Goldfish crackers in it. I bet it gives great flavor..
Jeanine saysMarch 2, 2016 at 10:03 am
Wow. Now this sounds and looks just amazing. What a great idea, I’d never think of it. Bet it would be such a hit with my kids too!
Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) saysMarch 2, 2016 at 10:04 am
Love the title of this post! Goldfish are so fun. My oldest son loves them! Such a creative recipe, love it!
Crystal saysMarch 2, 2016 at 12:07 pm
I have never been able to perfect my meatloaf recipe. I am going to add your’s to my recipe collection and try it the next time I make meatloaf.
Angela saysMarch 2, 2016 at 1:07 pm
This is such a neat use of Goldfish Crackers. I have no doubt that my family would love this meatloaf recipe.
Brandy saysMarch 2, 2016 at 1:08 pm
I would have never thought of using goldfish crackers in meatloaf, what a fun recipe idea! Thanks for a new meatloaf recipe to use!
Toni | BoulderLocavore saysMarch 2, 2016 at 1:21 pm
YOU ARE A GENIUS!! I love that you put the Goldfish in the meatloaf. So, so smart. We are gluten-free and are delighted there are GF Goldfish now too.
Ann Bacciaglia saysMarch 2, 2016 at 4:01 pm
This meatloaf recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. My kids are going to love it. I will have to try it on the weekend.
Rosey saysMarch 2, 2016 at 8:23 pm
I wish my kids would eat whatever I put on the table. 😉 The meatloaf would be a hit here, I already know. 🙂
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy saysMarch 3, 2016 at 4:56 pm
When I was a kid I always hated when my mom made meatloaf. Now as an adult I LOVE it. You can make it so many ways. Love the leftovers in sandwiches too.
Tracey saysMarch 3, 2016 at 5:56 pm
Oh man! This looks amazing. I have been on the hunt for a really good meatloaf recipe!
Christine | Vermilion Roots saysMarch 3, 2016 at 7:17 pm
What a great idea to use those crackers in a meatloaf. I’ll be sure to remember that!
Teresa Moore saysMarch 4, 2016 at 9:16 pm
Seriously, why did I not think to do this? I sometimes crumble up saltines or use fine breadcrumbs. I am going to try this for sure! Thank you.
florentina saysMarch 6, 2016 at 6:45 pm
Never would have thought to add goldfish to my meatloaf. Brilliant !
Wajeeha saysMarch 7, 2016 at 1:57 am
I love meatloaf and this is such a brilliant idea to add goldfish crackers! This sounds like a delicious recipe 🙂
The Food Hunter saysMarch 8, 2016 at 9:38 am
it sure is different
Jolina saysMarch 8, 2016 at 8:18 pm
Very creative and thoughtful. And that meatloaf looks awesome.
Sharee @ Savory Spicerack saysMarch 8, 2016 at 10:19 pm
Oh my goodness I bet those gold fish give the meatloaf a great flavor! Great idea Kelly!
Amanda Tempel saysMarch 15, 2016 at 1:07 am
This looks seriously delicious. I tried doing a meatloaf in my crock pot a few weeks back, and it didn’t come out like expected. I’ll definitely have to try this one.
Ingrid M Blakely saysApril 15, 2016 at 6:18 pm
What kind of sausage do you use ?
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mycraftingworld saysJune 24, 2017 at 5:58 am
I have not thought of that before. I bet it did make it better. I will have to try that. Thank you for the idea.
Mary Songer saysDecember 4, 2017 at 4:55 pm
I’ve been looking for a good meatloaf recipe. I would never have thought of using goldfish crackers but it sounds good. I know that breadcrumbs are usually used so it makes sense to upgrade them by using goldfish. I like the look of the pictures. It looks very tasty.
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