To avoid an extra greasy meatloaf, use a leaner meat like ground turkey or even venison! Beef meatloaf is incredible, but I promise the flavor is still super amazing no matter which type of meat you use in the recipe.
Let the meatloaf rest for 15 minutes after it comes out of the oven. If you slice into it too soon, it may fall apart.
The apricot preserves in the sauce MAKES the sauce, but if you don't have it on hand grape or cherry jelly or jam are great replacements!And speaking of sauce, DON'T SKIP IT. It's that amazing.
It pains me to say this because the Ritz crackers are the secret ingredient in this recipe, but if you want a gluten free recipe replace the crackers with very finely chopped cauliflower. Still delish!