Our family loves this meatloaf! It's covered with a tangy sweet and sour sauce made on the stove. It is very good!

JOLO

Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, salt, ground black pepper, eggs, onion flakes and 1/2 of the can of tomato sauce. Mix together well and place into a 5x9 inch loaf pan.

  • Push the meatloaf down into the pan forming a well for the sauce around all the edges.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the remaining tomato sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, white sugar and mustard. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.

  • After meatloaf has cooked for 40 minutes, remove from oven and pour sauce over the top of the meatloaf.

  • Return to oven and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 more minutes. Let sit 5 minutes before removing from pan.

Nutrition Facts

547 calories; protein 24.3g 49% DV; carbohydrates 38.2g 12% DV; fat 32.9g 51% DV; cholesterol 158.5mg 53% DV; sodium 988.2mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
I have had this recipe for years and everyone loves it. A couple of tips that have made this even better: bake the loaf in a larger casserole dish and double the sauce recipe - it's the best part! Since the loaf itself is just average I use 1 lb ground sirloin and 1/2 lb hot italian sausage and I add about 1/2 cup or so of the fancy (thin) shredded sharp cheddar cheese. This has made a fantastic recipe even better. Also for parties I have made meatballs instead of the loaf baked them and then put them in a crock pot with the double sauce recipe - always a big hit. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/14/2010
The flavor of the meatloaf was good but could have done without the sauce on top. Read More
(12)
397 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 291
  • 4 star values: 62
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
I have had this recipe for years and everyone loves it. A couple of tips that have made this even better: bake the loaf in a larger casserole dish and double the sauce recipe - it's the best part! Since the loaf itself is just average I use 1 lb ground sirloin and 1/2 lb hot italian sausage and I add about 1/2 cup or so of the fancy (thin) shredded sharp cheddar cheese. This has made a fantastic recipe even better. Also for parties I have made meatballs instead of the loaf baked them and then put them in a crock pot with the double sauce recipe - always a big hit. Read More
(212)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2005
This is great! I've made it many many times. My roommate and I both enjoy this at least once a month. I've made a few changes though: I use 3 teaspoons of dried minced onions add 3 teaspoons of minched garlic and add a 1/2 cup of finely shredded cheddar cheese. Suggestions: When making the sauce add the mustard as the next ingredient after the tomatoe sauce. This will ensure it gets mixed in well. Prior to pouring the sauce over the top of the meatloaf be sure to drain out the fat. I love this recipe it is wonderful! Read More
(87)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
Yup ... five stars. Everyone LOVES this comfort meal. Just a couple of tips: after cooking for 40 minutes, drain the fat before adding the glaze, and secondly, cut back a little on the breadcrumbs if you like it a little firmer. The next time, I will try substituting the sugar for Splenda. All in all, this is a def keeper. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2005
I have been making this recipe for the past 34 years and my mother made it before that when I was growing up. The only difference is that we don't use the white sugar at all we mix the sauce cold and pour it over the meatloaf before baking and cook it all together at one time. Makes for a few less dishes and the taste is excellent. It also freezes well so if you have a small family you can make the meatloaf divide it in half pour the sauce over and freeze. Then all you have to do is thaw and bake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2003
What an excellent change for meatloaf! My kids and husband love it! It is very rare that we find a recipe that we all enjoy but we found this one! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2004
Very tasty a nice change from the regular ketchup meatloaf. The meat mixture itself is nothing special but I loved the sauce. I don't like to cook meatloaf in a loaf pan because it traps the fat so I cooked on a broiler pan. I based the meat with sauce the last 15 minutes and served the left over sauce with dinner. It was really good. I am already trying to think of other uses for this sauce it was so tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
I made this exactly as the receipe stated and it was fantastic. My whole family loved it. When I put the sauce on I put a few slits with a knife into the meat and let the sauce really get in. I have added this to my receipe box. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2005
I make this frequently and it's always a big hit. It tastes so good and is very easy. I make this so often that I package 1.5 pound amounts of ground beef just to have on hand for this recipe. I almost always serve with rice and peas. If I remember, I add grated cheddar cheese to the meat mixture. I also use two 8 oz cans of tomato sauce so I don't have to measure out half of a 15 oz can. It works out fine. I put in more dried minced onion than is called for, probably closer to a tablespoon. Very yummy, a family favorite. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2003
My husband said this was the best meatloaf he ever had and I've been trying meatloaf recipes for 17 years. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/14/2010
The flavor of the meatloaf was good but could have done without the sauce on top. Read More
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