Sep 042020


The Hillbillies Meatloaf

3 lb. hamburger
3 eggs
13oz, bag Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips
2 bunches green onion
3/4 c. milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Ketchup (as much as you want)
2 spoons brown sugar

Put some butter in pan and saute onions
Crush chips & put in big bowl
Add milk
Add some salt & pepper
Add eggs
Add cheese
Add onions
Add hamburger
Mix well
Put in glass pan
Make loaf w/gaps on side for grease
Bake at 350 for 45 min.

While it’s in the oven:
Put ketchup in a bowl
Add brown sugar

When the meatloaf is done:
Spread ketchup/brown sugar mix on top of meatloaf
Put back in oven for 15-20 min.

When I first saw this recipe I thought “Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips in meatloaf? Yuck!” I don’t like cheddar or sour cream chips and thought that it would taste terrible but I thought I’d give it a try.

Adaptions: I used more brown sugar

The recipe was easy to make and not very time consuming. I was going to cut the recipe in half since there are only two of us but decided to not to and just freeze the leftovers, which will make two more meals.

I was very surprised that the meatloaf was so good! It’s one of the best I’ve ever had and I’m glad I didn’t cut the recipe in half. Now all I have to do is take a bag out of the freezer to thaw and then reheat it.  Will be making it again!

I love when I’m not sure about a recipe and it ends up being a favorite!

Weekend Cooking

 Posted by at 10:12 PM

  20 Responses to “The Hillbillies Meatloaf”

  1. I wonder if that was published by the Ruffles potato chip makers. Adding salty, highly-flavored chips instead of bread crumbs sounds like it would be very tasty, though maybe not very healthy. Most meatloaf is a bit bland for my taste, so this might be a help, though I’d worry about the extra fat & salt.

    be well..mae at

    • I checked and there are no recipes using Ruffles on their site.

      Healthy eating is great but sometimes you just want something and not worry about the fat, salt, calories. This meatloaf was good!

  2. Glad to hear it was a surprise winner!

  3. Being vegetarian, I haven’t had meatloaf in over 40 years! However, I do remember that my mom made it every Wednesday when I was growing up and we all loved it. Glad this recipe worked out for you!

  4. We really like meatloaf, but I’ve never heard of using chips as part of the mix. I bet it adds good flavor. I love it when a recipe is an unexpected hit.

  5. I love meatloaf and this sounds good.

  6. I’ve only had meatloaf a few times but it has been kind of underwhelming. Maybe something like this would be worth a try. Glad you enjoyed it!

  7. I love meatloaf, but my husband doesn’t. And since he’s the meat cooker in the family, we don’t eat much meatloaf! He did find one low-carb meatloaf recipe he likes that called for crushed pork rinds and a tomato topping. Similar to using crushed potato chips, I guess. No ketchup or brown sugar in the low-carb recipe, though! I would think crushing all those potato chips would be fun, but maybe messy?
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  8. Sounds like salty deliciousness!

  9. It’s always great when you get a happy surprise like that and the planned leftovers are a big bonus!

  10. These types of recipes usually turn out great. I love meatloaf sandwiches so the leftovers are good for that too. Plus, I can’t do breadcrumbs because of Celiac but I can do chips. LOL.

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