Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Carla Skiles


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.


1/2 c
packed brown sugar
1/2 c
1 1/2 lb
lean ground beef
3/4 c
1 1/2 tsp
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)


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2Lightly grease 5 x 9 inch loaf pan.
3Press the brown sugar in the bottom of the prepared loaf pan and spread the ketchup over the sugar.
4In a mixing bowl, mix thoroughly all remaining ingredients and shape into a loaf.
5Place the loaf on top of the ketchup.
6Bake 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
Collections: Comfort Classics, Fall Food
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Brown Sugar