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Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Dinner
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 345 kcal
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 ½ lbs lean ground beef
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¾ cups Italian bread crumbs or plain
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease a 5x9 inch loaf pan. Sprinkle the brown sugar along the bottom of the loaf pan, pressing in place once distributed. Spread the ketchup over top of the brown sugar. Set pan aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Shape the meat mixture into a log shape and place it on top of the ketchup and brown sugar. Gently press the meat mixture to form to the shape of the loaf pan.
  4. Cover the loaf pan with foil and place in the oven to cook for about 1 hour or until juices run clear and the internal temperature is at least 160 degrees F.
Recipe Notes

Tip: Make the meatloaf for the freezer. Cover the meatloaf with plastic food wrap, arranging the plastic wrap so that it is directly touching the meat. Next cover the pan with foil. Label your meatloaf and enjoy within 3 months. Defrost your meatloaf by defrosting overnight in the fridge before cooking as per above directions. Note: Substitute the 2 teaspoons of dried minced onion with an extra teaspoon of onion powder. The onion powder and dried minced onion can also be substituted with 1 tablespoon of onion soup mix.

Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.