Coincidently, you can use this meatloaf recipe to make one regular size meatloaf, individual meatloaves, or meatballs. I use the same mixture for all three.
If you’re in a hurry, most definitely try individual meatloaves or meatballs since they cook much faster!
This is a good recipe for weeknight dinners. It comes together quickly; you may even consider mixing it together in the morning then simply baking it for dinner.
Additionally, leftover meatloaf makes a great sandwich! Simply reheat a slice of meatloaf in a hot skillet with a little oil so it won’t stick. Then, you can serve it on a hamburger bun and dress it as I would a burger. Yum!
hoagie roll, toasted
meatloaf, sliced thick
onion, sliced thin
mustard, mayo, ketchup
Toast roll. Heat skillet and brown slice of meatloaf on both sides until browned and heated through. Prepare roll with condiments as if making a hamburger. Enjoy!
Tips: Sweet and Tangy Meat Loaf
Sweet and Tangy Meat Loaf
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- 2 pounds ground chuck
- 1/2 cup chopped tomato
- 1 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup chopped onions
- 1 T chopped garlic
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- Mix ground chuck, tomato, bread crumbs, onions, garlic, egg, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce together in a large bowl.
- Place in a loaf pan and refrigerate at least an hour to set.
- When ready to cook, pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Bake meatloaf without the topping 35 to 45 minutes.
- Mix topping ingredients, the brown sugar and ketchup, and set aside.
- After 35 to 45 minutes add topping and cook another 10 to 15 minutes until cooked through.
- Slice and serve
Sheila Louisos says
I was looking for some little tweaks to my own meatloaf. I’m making this tomorrow. The topping is just what I’m looking for .
I just made this and it setting in my fridge. But there is nothing in the directions regarding what to do with the brown sugar so guess what I mixed it in with the meat along with everything else. You need to explain the so called topping that you are to die for. I guess I am going to have a sweet meatloaf.
Yes, looks great! A special thanks for not using your hands which is very unsanitary. I will never eat meatloaf at a restaurant for this exact reason.
Connie McGhee says
would really like more of your recipes.
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Yummy! Looks good, Paula! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! 🙂
French Hen's Nest says
Sounds yummy! I have been searching for just the right recipe for meatloaf and this sounds like it! Will let you know how it turns out. Thanks for sharing.Linda at French Hen's NestWe are joining your blog. We'd love it if you would check us out. Found you today at I should Be Mopping the Floor party.
Erica Bodker says
Brown sugar yummm… looks amazing!
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This looks good. I don't like to mix w/my hands either, but hubby swears it makes it taste better -_- so I do. 😉
Thanks for sharing this recipe. 🙂
Elle Sees says
ooh i don't cook, but love to drool over the recipes. i make recipes, but more of the beauty product-style. have a stop by sometime to see 🙂
Paula Jones says
I'm so glad you stopped by, I hope you like it!
Stephanie Carlson says
I am a huge meatloaf lover and yours looks fantastic! Can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing at the Creative Thursday link party.
I am such a huge fan of brown sugar! Shhhhh… I eat it by the spoonfuls whenever I am cooking or baking with it. 😉
Paula Jones says
Thank you!! I thought nobody was going to like it. thanks for stopping by!
Project Real Life says
I was actually going to make meatloaf tonight! I will be trying your recipe, and I think your meatloaf picture is great and yummy!
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Eva Gallant says
I'll have to try that topping the next time we have meatloaf. I'll bet it's delicious!
Can I come to your house, I am starving after looking at these pictures;)
Hope you week is filled with Blessings!
Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm says
I think your picture is actually pretty good! Good enough to make me hungry!! Yummm!
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
Just came by to pin it 😉