Cheesy Meatloaf RITZwich

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Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min

Servings:

0

Ingredient list

  • 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 slice s, each cut into 6 pieces

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Recipe Tips

1

Heat oven to 375°F. Line 9x5-inch loaf pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray.

2

Crush 36 crackers finely; set aside. Combine ketchup and tomato sauce.

3

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.

4

Reserve 2 Tbsp. of the remaining ketchup mixture for later use; brush remaining ketchup mixture onto meatloaf.

5

Bake 45 min. or until done (160°F). Cool slightly. Meanwhile, reduce oven temperature to 350°F.

6

Use foil handles to remove meatloaf from pan. Cut meatloaf into 10 slices, then cut each slice into thirds.

7

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.

8

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.