This meatloaf is glazed with brown sugar and ketchup for a moist and flavorful weeknight dinner.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch loaf
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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). Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

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

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

  • 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).

Cook's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

278 calories; protein 19.1g 38% DV; carbohydrates 22.8g 7% DV; fat 12.2g 19% DV; cholesterol 102.8mg 34% DV; sodium 719.9mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2015
Being an admitted amateur cook I have my own recipe but decided to look around as I do to get ideas. Brown sugar caught my eye and I tried it with fresh cut cilantro, mushroom and dried onions in the meat then butter honey crushed croutons in the ketchup,A1,mustard, brown sugar in the sauce. Best ever hands down ...EVER! I did not use too much brown sugar and the cilantro made a fresh very fresh taste. I never post on stuff like this but felt compelled. Excellent Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/17/2015
First of all, I would skip the chili powder altogether. It just didn't belong. I would probably add a little cayenne for a little kick. Secondly I would put the salt in the meat and not in the sauce. The meat was bland and the sauce was salty. I would also scale back a little on the brown sugar perhaps to 1/3 of a cup. Read More
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95 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2015
Being an admitted amateur cook I have my own recipe but decided to look around as I do to get ideas. Brown sugar caught my eye and I tried it with fresh cut cilantro, mushroom and dried onions in the meat then butter honey crushed croutons in the ketchup,A1,mustard, brown sugar in the sauce. Best ever hands down ...EVER! I did not use too much brown sugar and the cilantro made a fresh very fresh taste. I never post on stuff like this but felt compelled. Excellent Read More
(38)
Rating: 2 stars
04/17/2015
First of all, I would skip the chili powder altogether. It just didn't belong. I would probably add a little cayenne for a little kick. Secondly I would put the salt in the meat and not in the sauce. The meat was bland and the sauce was salty. I would also scale back a little on the brown sugar perhaps to 1/3 of a cup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2015
Love it. No changes. My family devours it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2015
Instead of chili powder I used 1 teaspoon of oregano 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons of garlic powder 1 teaspoon of paprika. It made this recipe all that much yummier Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2014
Easy and delicious! It got rave reviews from everyone that tried it. The only thing I changed in the recipe was that I used breadcrumbs instead of crushed croutons because that was what I had on hand. The meatloaf was moist and the glaze was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2014
This was as good basic recipe. This is a great recipe for someone who is reserved about trying something new. Very tasty very easy and I got good results from the family members that tried it that refuse to try anything new. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2014
I ran out of ketchup so I sub d Heinz Chili Sauce which I prefer on meatloaf anyway. I used garlic & butter croutons which added great flavor. In the future I would cut back the salt; 1-1/2 tsp was WAY too much for our tastes. Although I typically like things less sweet these days I did enjoy the glaze the meatloaf was plenty moist and this will make good sandwiches too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2018
The only change was I did not have any croutons, so I used Panko Bread Crumbs. I have now made this at least a dozen times. I love it, my husband loves it. Our comfort food along with Whipped Potatoes and steamed Vegetables. I always make a little extra sauce to have for Meatloaf sandwiches the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2015
I left out the chili powder and used bread instead of croutons! Delicious!!! Read More
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