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Pepper Jack Meat Loaf

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Mike


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup saltine crackers crumbled
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups Pepper Jack cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Spray a loaf pan or baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Combine the beef, celery, onion, crackers, and eggs. Mix well. Get in there with your hands and work it!
  • Place half of the meat into the pan. If you're using a baking dish, form the meat into a loaf.
  • Sprinkle the cheese over the meat.
  • Add the remaining meat on top and pinch down along the sides to seal the cheese inside.
  • Spread ketchup over the top of the meat and sprinkle with chili powder, salt and pepper.
  • Cover the pan with lose-fitting foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil and increase oven temperature to 425 F. Let bake another 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meatloaf is 160 F.
  • Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes before slicing and serving.