Brown Sugar Glazed Meatloaf


Every time I serve meatloaf at my house, I can count on one particular comment.  You may be thinking that it is something about how much my family loves meatloaf, but it is not.  I hear, “Meatloaf, beet loaf, I hate meatloaf”.  Remember that line from the movie Christmas Story?  Well say what they will, I rarely have leftovers!

I know a lot of people who love meatloaf, however I have also seen some pretty bad looking meatloaves in my time.  I have seen meatloaf that looks like it is made up more of breadcrumbs than meat.  Some that has a very pale, even grayish color.  Some that is really dry.  Well, this meatloaf is moist and meaty.  It is a little looser in texture than some.  If that is something you don’t like, you can always put less milk or ketchup in the meat mixture.

Meatloaf is great to make ahead and freeze for future meals.  When I freeze it, I don’t make the sauce until ready to bake.  I prefer to let the meatloaf cook nearly through so that  I can drain off extra grease from the meat before adding the sauce.



Brown Sugar Glazed Meatloaf


  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup ketchup

For the sauce:

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard



Mix all meatloaf ingredients together.

Form into a loaf pan.

Bake at 350 °F  for 50-60 minutes.

Drain off any excess fat.

In bowl, combine sauce ingredients.

Pour over meat loaf and bake an additional 10 minutes.


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