DeLena's Favorite Meatloaf with Sorghum Glaze

Susan Feliciano


My daughter asked me to post this recipe in its entirety so she could make it. It uses my mother's meatloaf recipe, tweaked by me, and a tomato-glaze topping that I developed using one of my favorite sweeteners, sorghum. You could substitute maple syrup or a honey & molasses blend if you can't find sorghum. But do look for sorghum, perhaps at your farmer's market or local stores. It's worth it!


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10 Min
55 Min



  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef (round or sirloin)
  • 1 lb
    ground pork (lean, 10% fat)
  • 2
  • 3/4 c
    fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 pkg
    lipton onion soup mix
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/3 c
    buttermilk (or evaporated milk)
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper

  • 8 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce

How to Make DeLena's Favorite Meatloaf with Sorghum Glaze


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    Break up ground meats into a large mixing bowl. Add all of meatloaf ingredients and blend on low speed with mixer (I use the paddle on my KitchenAid stand mixer). Blend just until everything is well-combined. You can also combine by hand if you wish.
  2. Press meatloaf mixture into a 9 x 9" square baking dish. This creates a lot of surface area for the glaze. Bake for 35 minutes, then spread the glaze on top and bake another 20 minutes.
    NOTE: because the 9x9" pan does not drain, any fat from your meat tends to gather at the bottom. A neat trick for disposing of this fat is:
    Place one 9-10" flour tortilla on the bottom of the pan before putting in the meatloaf. The tortilla will absorb the extra fat and can be discarded once cooked if desired.
  3. GLAZE:
    Stir together the glaze ingredients until well combined. Spread on top of meatloaf after 35 minutes of baking, then bake another 20 minutes. Allow to cool about 5 minutes before slicing.

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About DeLena's Favorite Meatloaf with Sorghum Glaze

Course/Dish: Beef, Gravies, Pork, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #sorghum

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