May May’s Meatloaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 50 minutes | Total Time: 70 minutes | Yield: Serves 4


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground sirloin
  • 1 cup Ritz cracker crumbs
  • 1 medium purple onion grated (or do 1/2)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 4 TBSP ketchup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • salt and pepper

Sauce on Top:

  • 4 TBSP white vinegar
  • 4 TBSP brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2  cup ketchup


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine all of sauce ingredients in a small pot. Stir and heat up. Do not boil.
  3. In a large bowl combine meatloaf ingredients. This will be wet.
  4. Put into a greased loaf pan.
  5. Poke holes with your fingers in the top of the meat. Pour the sauce on top.
  6. Bake for 50 minutes. Take it out let stand for 10 minutes.

Notes:  MUST use ground sirloin, otherwise will be mushy

Variations that friends have made to this recipe:

  • If you use Saltines instead of Ritz crackers, it is exactly one sleeve of crackers minus 4 crackers.
  • Can add 1 TBSP Mrs Dash Garlic and Herb.
  • Another version: 1 onion, 1/4 bell pepper, roma tomato, chopped. Saute in olive oil. Add to meat.

Recipe Origin: This was my grandfather’s favorite thing to eat. My grandmother made it for years. When he got into his late 80’s, he wanted it every day for lunch.

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