Meatloaf with a Great Sauce

Meatloaf With A Great Sauce Recipe

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Win Spicer


I adapted a recipe from one of my Church cookbooks. I use unsalted cracker crumbs because we are on a low sodium way of eating. Everyone says it has plenty of flavor and asks for the recipe. The sauce is truly part of the goodness with this meatloaf! If you are fortunate enough to have any left over, it makes a great sandwich!


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10 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 c
    cubed bread crumbs, moistened
  • 1 c
    cracker crumbs, crushed
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 2
    celery stalks, diced
  • 1
    green pepper, diced
  • 2
    large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (can add more, if desired)
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 c
  • 1
    14 oz. can of tomato sauce, divided
  • 2 Tbsp
    wet mustard

How to Make Meatloaf with a Great Sauce


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, bread crumbs, cracker crumbs, onion, celery, green pepper, eggs, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and half of the tomato sauce.
  2. Place in a shallow baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, molasses, water, balance of tomato sauce, and mustard. Whisk until well blended.
  4. Pour sauce over meatloaf and place in a preheated 350 degree oven. Baste sauce occasionally.

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About Meatloaf with a Great Sauce

Course/Dish: Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Hashtag: #Special

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