Brown Sugar Meat Loaf – this meat loaf gets its name from a secret ingredient.

Sometimes there is nothing like a meatloaf to hit the spot when you are craving comfort food.  This meatloaf has a unique and quite good flavor with the addition of brown sugar.

Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Brown Sugar Meat Loaf

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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Brown Sugar Meat Loaf

Enjoy Brown Sugar Meatloaf, you will never guess where it gets its extra special flavor. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ground Beef, Meatloaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 116kcal


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 spounds ground beef
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed saltine cracker crumbs


  • Lightly grease a 5x9 inch loaf pan. Press brown sugar in the bottom of loaf pan and spread ketchup over sugar. In mixing bowl, mix thoroughly all remaining ingredients and shape into a loaf. Place on top of the ketchup. 
  • Bake at 350 - 1 hour or until juices are clear. Be sure to heat up some biscuits or add in a dessert that needs to go into the oven at the same time. This way you get to make another dish without having to heat the oven up again.


Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 594mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. kori

    i want to try it but being on the 34th page its going to be difficult because there is no where to add it to my recipe box, and that kinda upsets me.

  2. melissa

    5 stars
    tried this recipe it’s pretty good i do everything the same except on the top of my meatloaf i put some sweet & spicy bbq sauce for an extra kick. if you love flavor pour a little bit of bbq sauce into the mixing bowl.

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