Dethbert's Sweet Potato Meatloaf


I like meatloaf and have been working on this recipe for some time; I think I've got it pretty close. This is not a simple, easy, and inexpensive meatloaf like many are, but it sure is tasty. Be careful, my times are based on glass bread pans; don't overcook the meat if you are using tin.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 40 mins
2 8 1/2x4-inch loaves



  • 3 pounds ground beef

  • 1 sweet potato, diced

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ cup oats

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon thyme

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper, or to taste

  • ¾ cup ketchup

  • ¼ cup vegetable juice

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard

  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder


  • ¾ cup ketchup

  • cup brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard


  1. Mix ground beef, sweet potato, onion, and oats in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Beat eggs, salt, thyme, and pepper together in a small bowl. Add 3/4 cup ketchup, vegetable juice, Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon prepared mustard, and mustard powder to the egg mixture; stir. Pour the egg mixture into the large mixing bowl; use your hands to mix together. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 8 1/2x4x3-inch glass bread pans.

  4. Divide meatloaf mixture into prepared bread pans.

  5. Bake meat loaves on center rack in preheated oven for 1 hour.

  6. Stir 3/4 cup ketchup, brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon prepared mustard together in a bowl; spread over the meatloaf.

  7. Divide ketchup mixture and spread over the loaves; continue baking for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

316 Calories
15g Fat
23g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 682mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 520mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.