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brown sugar meatloaf

★★★★★ 18
a recipe by
Carla Skiles
Greeley, KS

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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 18
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For brown sugar meatloaf

  • 1/2 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 3/4 c
  • 2
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 sm
    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)

How To Make brown sugar meatloaf

Test Kitchen Tips
We inverted the cooked meatloaf onto a platter before cutting, and it served easily.
  • 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!