Carla Skiles Recipe

Brown Sugar Meatloaf

By Carla Skiles Masnick


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Carla's Story

I found this recipe many years ago and it is still our families tried and true recipe that we use all the time. The flavor of this meatloaf is wonderful. Enjoy!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a twist on ordinary meatloaf! The blending of sweet and spicy in this recipe may not be everyone's cup of tea, but my family and I really liked it. (Especially when served with salty mashed potatoes and green beans... yum!) Very unusual, but in a tasty way.

TIP: I inverted the cooked meatloaf onto a platter before cutting, and it served easily.

Ingredients

1/2 c
packed brown sugar
1/2 c
ketchup
1 1/2 lb
lean ground beef
3/4 c
milk
2
eggs
1 1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
1 small
onion, chopped (can use dry minced)
1/4 tsp
ground ginger (i use a little more)
3/4 c
finely crushed cracker crumbs (i use club)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Lightly grease 5 x 9 inch loaf pan.
3
Press the brown sugar in the bottom of the prepared loaf pan and spread the ketchup over the sugar.
4
In a mixing bowl, mix thoroughly all remaining ingredients and shape into a loaf.
5
Place the loaf on top of the ketchup.
6
Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until the juices are clear.
7
**This recipe is even more delicious the next day!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fall Favorites
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Brown Sugar


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54 Comments

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Julie Janssen JulesJ5
Feb 11, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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Leialoha Garber islandgirlei
Oct 27, 2013
What kind of red sauce can you use? Tomato sauce? Or are you allergic to tomatoes?
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Janet Gambell JanetAdams
Oct 27, 2013
What can you use in place of ketchup? I am allergic to ketchup.
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Tiffany Crim TiffanyDawn
Sep 26, 2013
i cooked this for dinner last night and it was a HIT. even my 3 year old ate it!
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Jeannie Pitts Sunflowers4Me
Sep 21, 2013
I put the brown sugar and ketchup on top. On the bottom of the pan I put a couple of bread slices and then put meatloaf on top of bread. The bread soaks up the grease. This is a very good recipe. My family loves it.