Time: 1 hour
Yield: 12 servings (you can easily half this recipe)
Recipe from my father in law Mark Eskelson
2 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 1/2 onion, chopped
2 sleeves saltine crackers, crushed into tiny pieces
salt and pepper
3 T honey mustard
1/2 C ketchup
1 t Worcestershire
1 C brown sugar
1 C ketchup
1. Place all loaf ingredients in a large bowl. Get your hands in there and mix it all up together. You want all of the ingredients to be incorporated well. (Don't be shy now....touching ground beef will not kill you. If you lick your fingers after you have been smashing it all together...you most likely will kill over dead immediately, or so I've heard. Please refrain from licking raw hamburger off your fingers. Your immediate death is something I don't want on my conscience. However if you decide to lick raw hamburger and you do indeed kill over...give Grandpa Mark a kiss for me when you see him.)
2. Spray a 9 x 9 baking dish with cooking spray. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the bottom.
3. Form your meat mixture into two loaves. Place them on top of the brown sugar leaving a little alley way between them. (Wash your hands...do not lick them.)
4. Pour your ketchup between the loaves and around the sides of the loaves
5. Cover with tin foil and bake at 375 for 40 minutes, or until the inside of the loaf is no longer pink.
6. Remove the pan from the oven, take off the foil and spoon the sauce over the tops of the loaves. Return to the oven and bake for about 3-5 more minutes.
7. Take the pan out of the oven and let the loaves rest for about 5 minutes. Then slice and serve.