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Cheesy Meatloaf RITZwich

Cheesy Meatloaf RITZwich

Prep time20 min
Total time1hr 20min
ServingsMakes 30 servings, 1 cracker sandwich each.
  • 96 RITZ Crackers, divided
  • ⅓ cup ketchup
  • ⅓ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 lb. meatloaf mix (1/3 each: ground pork, beef and veal)
  • ¾ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 5 pepper Jack cheese slices, each cut into 6 pieces
  • Heat oven to 375°F. Line 9x5-inch loaf pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray.
  • Crush 36 crackers finely; set aside. Combine ketchup and tomato sauce.
  • Combine all remaining ingredients except pepper Jack cheese pieces in large bowl. Add cracker crumbs and 1/3 cup ketchup mixture; mix just until blended. Press onto bottom of prepared pan.
  • Reserve 2 Tbsp. of the remaining ketchup mixture for later use; brush remaining ketchup mixture onto meatloaf.
  • Bake 45 min. or until done (160°F). Cool slightly. Meanwhile, reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  • Use foil handles to remove meatloaf from pan. Cut meatloaf into 10 slices, then cut each slice into thirds.
  • Place remaining crackers in single layer on baking sheet. Place meatloaf pieces on 30 crackers; brush with reserved ketchup mixture. Cover remaining crackers with cheese pieces.
  • Bake 5 min. or until cheese is melted. Cover meat-topped crackers with cheese-topped crackers, cheese sides down, to make 30 sandwiches. Serve warm.
Recipe Tips
  • Make Ahead
    This juicy meatloaf can be baked ahead of time. Cool, then refrigerate up to 2 days. Remove meatloaf from refrigerator about 30 min. before cutting into pieces and using as directed. Increase baking time, if needed, until meatloaf is heated through and cheese is melted.
  • Variation
    Cover baking sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray. Shape meat mixture into 9x5-inch loaf on prepared pan. Brush with some of the ketchup mixture and continue as directed.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Per Serving

 % Daily Value*
Total fat 6g 
   Saturated fat 2.5g 
   Trans fat 0g 
Cholesterol 20mg 
Sodium 170mg 
Carbohydrate 8g 
   Dietary fiber 0g 
   Total sugars 2g 
   Added sugars 0g 
Protein 5g 
Vitamin A4 %DV
Vitamin C0 %DV
Calcium4 %DV
Iron4 %DV
Potassium2 %DV
Vitamin D0 %DV

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