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brown sugar meatloaf

a recipe by
Cheryl Campagna
Mankato, MN

This is a favorite of my daughter and I, we created it one afternoon when supplies were low and we were looking for a way to transform plain hamburger into something yummy and comforting at the same time.

serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For brown sugar meatloaf

  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 bag
    saltine crackers
  • 1 medium
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 2
  • 1/2 c
  • to taste
    salt and pepper

How To Make brown sugar meatloaf

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375.
  • 2
    In a bowl, break crackers into very small pieces and crumbs. Add brown sugar, salt and pepper, eggs and ground beef. Dice onions into medium to small pieces. Add to cracker mixture. Mix together well (I like to use my hands!) being sure that ingredients, particularly brown sugar, are mixed well and has no small clumps. Turn into a small square baking pan, spreading out well to fill the corners, or shape into a loaf in larger pan (You will probably want to use a bit more ketchup for a loaf shape)
  • 3
    Bake uncovered for approx 45 minutes, until meat has shrunk away from sides and is no longer pink in the middle. Spread with ketchup and bake an additional five to ten minutes. Serve piping hot - great with mashed potatoes and fresh/frozen veggies!