Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Recipe Rating:
 18 Ratings
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Bake

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)

The Cook

Carla Skiles Recipe
x3
Well Seasoned
Greeley, KS (pop. 302)
Masnick
Member Since Feb 2010
Carla's notes for this recipe:
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!
Make it Your Way...

Personalize This
Honorary Kitchen Crew
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.

Directions

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!
Comments

1-5 of 54 comments

Showing OLDEST First
(Switch to Newest First)
user Bea L. BeachChic - Jan 25, 2011
Bea Liles [coffeetime] has shared this recipe with discussion groups:
101 Ways to Use Ground Beef
CHATTERBOX
user Sea Sun Seasun - Jan 25, 2011
I usually make a brown sugar/ketchup glaze when I make meatloaf. Most of the time I use a combo of bread crumbs/oatmeal and haven't tried crackers. Also, what intrigues me about this recipe is the ginger!

I'll have to leave onion out and use onion powder (DH!) when I make it, which could possibly be tomorrow. :-)
user Polly Mullins pamc721 - Jan 25, 2011
I put the brown sugar with ketchup on top of my meatloaf. I'll have to try it on the bottom.
user Sea Sun Seasun - Jan 25, 2011
I put it on the top too (not the bottom)...I like when it browns slightly. Yum!
user Sea Sun Seasun - Feb 12, 2011
I'm making this for dinner today. :-)

footer
Gift Membership