Brown Sugar Meatloaf with Ketchup Glaze


A meatloaf topping of brown sugar and ketchup makes this meatloaf a flavorful weeknight dinner.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
1 9-inch loaf


  • ½ cup ketchup

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 ½ cups croutons, crushed

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 2 eggs

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  2. Stir ketchup, brown sugar, salt, and chili powder together in a bowl until smooth. Spread a small amount of ketchup mixture into the bottom of the prepared loaf pan.

  3. Mix ground beef, croutons, onion, eggs, milk, and black pepper together in a large bowl; shape into a loaf and put into the prepared pan. Spread remaining ketchup mixture over loaf.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).


You can use onion powder in place of the onion if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

278 Calories
12g Fat
23g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 278
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 720mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 327mg 7%

* 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.

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