BROWN SUGAR MEATLOAF

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Brown Sugar Meatloaf has wonderful reviews!

 

This brown sugar meatloaf recipe has a sweet and sour flavor and my family loves it. This is a recipe you definitely want to try. This twist on a classic will change the way you make meatloaf. Add this one to your “must make” list. Wonderful reviews!

Brown Sugar Meatloaf Ingredients needed:

Ground beef

Quick-cooking oats

Green onions

Green pepper

Celery

Worcestershire sauce

Liquid smoke (optional)

Hot sauce

Minced garlic

Salt

Black pepper

Dijon mustard

tomato sauce

egg

Brown sugar

Brown Sugar Meatloaf Sauce Ingredients needed

Tomato sauce

Brown sugar

Honey

Dijon mustard

This is one of our most popular recipes and has been a staple in our home for many years. When we added this recipe to our website many years ago, we were so pleased with how many of you loved it.

Recipe feedback: “I made this meatloaf for dinner today….my family loved it!!!…I will make this again…..i added a half of Bob Evans spicy sausage roll…it truly is the best meatloaf I’ve ever made.” – Bridget

“Thank you so much! My family told me not to make my meatloaf anymore, they didn’t care for it. So last night when I said I made meatloaf for supper they gave me a look. Then they started asking when it would be done, cause it smelled good. They loved it! All that was left was enough for two sandwiches for lunch. Thank you again for saving supper.” – Kim Perrill
 
This is the best meatloaf ever! I have tried it before and it was delicious. I am trying it today the 1/2 ground meat and 1/2 ground turkey” – Sherri
 
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5 from 28 votes

Brown Sugar Meatloaf

This Brown Sugar Meatloaf is a wonderful and has great reviews! Your family will love it!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Servings: 1 meatloaf

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats uncooked
  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped
  • 1/3 cup green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke Optional
  • Several drops hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce, divided (Save the other half for the sauce)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar.

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce the other half of the 8 ounce can
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Instructions

Meatloaf Instructions

  • Mix all the above ingredients together in a large bowl. Shape into a loaf, place in casserole dish and bake uncovered in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Sauce Instructions

  • Whisk sauce ingredients together in a bowl. Remove meatloaf after 30 minutes and pour sauce over the top. 
  • Raise oven temperature to 375 degrees and return meatloaf to oven. Cook 35 more minutes. Serve any leftover sauce in pan over individual meatloaf slices.

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48 Comments

  1. Joyce S Thompson says:

    Made this couple of weeks ago for Sunday dinner. Very good. It’s my go-to meat loaf recipe!5 stars

  2. Heather Fowler says:

    FROM A NZ FARMER’S WIFE:

    I was stuck for a meat dish for our evening meal – made your lovely meatloaf, and is the best I have tried in sometime. Also the sauce just made it too!! I presume you could halve this also if you wish not to use the quantity in the recipe.
    It was very tasty, and so filling – also it made a large meatloaf, enough for another meal, or those extra unexpected guests.5 stars

  3. My family loved this recipe but I had trouble slicing the meatloaf. It crumbled even when it had cooled down. Did I do something wrong?5 stars

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I have not had this problem so it is hard to advise you. Maybe, try pressing the raw ingredients together more before cooking and make sure any moisture is compressed out of the meat.

  4. Linda Jewell says:

    I made this tonight for the first time and oh my lanta is it delicious. Definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing it with us.5 stars

  5. Tanisha Menefee says:

    My family loves this meatloaf!!!5 stars

  6. Orlando Navarro says:

    This is my go to meatloaf recipe. A family favorite!!!5 stars

  7. KAREN BECKER says:

    I just made this yesterday and it was amazing! I left out the celery and used a 9×5″ loaf pan. Can’t wait for leftovers tonight!5 stars

  8. Thank you so much! My family told me not to make my meatloaf anymore, they didn’t care for it. So last night when I said I made meatloaf for supper they gave me a look. Then they started asking when it would be done, cause it smelled good. They loved it! All that was left was enough for two sandwiches for lunch. Thank you again for saving supper, 🙂5 stars

  9. I am cooking this right now as I type. Just reread & saw to bake in a casserole dish…..I put mine in a loaf pan hope it’s ok.? I followed the recipe exactly but subbed venison for the beef & added 2 tablespoons of bacon fat to prevent venison from drying out.

  10. Robbie Copous says:

    I’m looking for an alternative to tomatoe sauce for the ingredient in my meatloaf recipe. Do you have any suggestions? I’ve tried this recipe and it’s amazing! Unfortunately my mom can’t eat anything with tomatoes in it and she loves meatloaf. Please help!!

  11. Bob Fitzgerald says:

    Does anybody have a great Tomato Gravy recipe to go with these peppers??? My mother made this gravey many years ago and I can’t find the recipe.5 stars

  12. ….I made this meatloaf for dinner today….my family loved it!!!…I will make this again…..i added a half of Bob Evans spicy sausage roll…it truly is the best meatloaf i’ve ever made…5 stars

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Bridget. So happy you enjoyed this recipe and thank you for letting me know. Have a great week and happy to have you on the site.

  13. This is the best meatloaf… Ever! I cooked mine outside in the grill with a smoking pellet packet. I had guests over when i made it and they all needed the recipe.5 stars

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Tina! Happy you all enjoyed this recipe. Thank you for letting me know. Have a great day.

  14. The Southern Lady says:

    Look under the post and click on the printer icon there. You can remove the photo and any text you don’t want and just print the recipe, Jodie.

  15. This is the best meatloaf ever! I have tried it before and it was delicious. I am trying it today the 1/2 ground meat and 1/2 ground turkey. Hope it doesn’t come out too dry. We will see.5 stars

  16. Stumbled upon and so glad I did, was planning on making meatloaf – will try your recipe along w/the corn pudding – will use my home canned corn!! Thanks (not often I find a recipe and I have all of the ingredients!!)

  17. Oh goodness! My hubby LOVES meatloaf, but not necessarily mine 🙁 . He’s always after me to find a new recipe and I’m thinking this one will suit him just fine. Thank you SO much!5 stars

  18. Judy Warrington says:

    I’ll have to try this, been looking for a good meatloaf recipe!

  19. am leaving in guadeloupe , lot of things we don’t got here ! i really love trying this recipe

  20. would regular old fashioned oats work?

  21. gonna try it as Salisbury’s see how that goes too.

  22. This sounds so good…I usually use a sweet BBQ sauce on top of my meatloaf, but I think I’m gonna give this one a try…Thanks for the recipe <3

  23. Cathywhatley says:

    A good Meatloaf with mash taters is soo Good! But for me the Meatloaf Sandwich is the Best!!!

  24. it’s dinner time with no plan on what to make and I’m looking at the picture and reading the recipe, trying very hard not to drool on my lap top! looks delicious

  25. Oh my mouth is watering…. I can’t tell you how much I miss meatloaf but sadly the rest of my family won’t eat it! Can you adopt me so I can enjoy some of this? lol!

  26. wanda f alexander says:

    I will have to try this one,I have a good recipe but never thought of putting brown sugar I have put liquid smoke and it is good.But i will be making this as soon as I get back home ..Thank you so much for the posting I just love all that you post for us Thank You again..

  27. I made this and we love it!!! Thanks for all you do!5 stars

  28. love this meatloaf mmmmmm5 stars

  29. Yum! Brown sugar makes about anything better!

  30. I have added Jimmy Dean’s maple flavored sausage to this also, just leave out some of your h.b. meat and you can also substiture Turkey if you prefer!! definite HIT!5 stars

  31. I like that you use the oats, that is definately a healthy and frugal addition to stretch your meat budget!

  32. This recipe sounds wonderful. Got to try it!

  33. Teresa Humphrey says:

    I am making this Monday as part of my birthday dinner..I have a feeling me and my family will thoroughly enjoy this dish

  34. Meatloaf is definitely a favorite…sweeten it up and I’ll eat it all myself. =) Thanks for making my mouth water…again.

  35. Elizabeth says:

    Yum, that sounds good. I love meatloaf, and this one sounds right up my alley. Thanks for that and Happy Memorial Day. God bless our troops and veterans!

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