Vegetable Sauce for Meat Loaf

Rose Mary Mogan


I first had a sauce very similar to this many years ago while dining at a restaurant. I loved it so much that the next time I made meat loaf, I created this recipe to go with Meat Loaf & Mashed Potatoes.

I had forgotten about making this sauce till the other day when trying to think of something great to serve with the meat Loaf, & this recipe came to mind. I had never made this sauce for my husband in the 20 years that we have been together. He really loved it. Said the flavor & thickness was just right. I love it when I can make something that pleases my hubby & this sauce sure did.

Featured Pinch Tips Video

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
Makes about 4 1/2 cups of sauce
25 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


1/2 large
green bell pepper,chopped
1 medium
onion, chopped
1 large
carrot, cubed or chopped
1/2 stick
3 clove
garlic,minced or 2 tsp. garlic juice
6 oz
tomato paste
14 1/2 oz
canned diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2 can(s)
water, use diced tomato can
2-3 tsp
sugar, according to taste
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 Tbsp
chopped chive, optional


Step 1 Direction Photo

1Chop carrots, onions & bell peppers into small cube size pieces.

Step 2 Direction Photo

2I got about 2 1/2 cups all together. My neighbor also made this recipe and remarked that her kid who doesn't like vegetables, had 2 servings. He loved it.

Step 3 Direction Photo

3Melt butter in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat. Add the chopped veggies and cook until crisp tender.

Step 4 Direction Photo

4Then add in undrained diced tomatoes, tomato paste spices and sugar. Stir until well blended. Add in the water & stir again.

Step 5 Direction Photo

5Simmer about 20 to 30 minutes until flavors blend together & veggies are tender. Stirring frequently to prevent sticking on bottom of sauce pan. SERVE OVER MEAT LOAF, MASHED POTATOES OR BOTH. Also great over other meats.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy