Brown Sugar Meatloaf ready to serve

Glazed Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Glazed Brown Sugar Meatloaf with tangy ketchup topping and crushed saltines is the easiest and most flavorful take on a classic meatloaf you'll ever make!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 343 kcal
Author Dinner, then Dessert


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (I use ground chuck, 80/20)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 small yellow onion , chopped finely
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed saltine cracker crumbs
  • 2 slices sandwich bread (any variety, this is to soak up the fat, not for consuming)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lay the two pieces of sandwich bread onto the pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the beef, milk, egg, salt, pepper, onion, ginger and saltines.
  4. Shape the mixture into a loaf on top of the bread.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes.

  6. While the meatloaf is cooking add the brown sugar, ketchup and Worcestershire Sauce in a small bowl and mix.
  7. Glaze the meatloaf and cook a final fifteen minutes.

  8. Since you're adding bread under the meatloaf you can also cook potatoes or other vegetables on the side without worrying about too much fat running over.
  9. You can also line the other half of the tray with foil to prevent any grease from coming over to the vegetables.
  10. Rest the meat for 10 minutes before slicing.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from AllRecipes.
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Nutrition Facts
Glazed Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 806mg35%
Potassium 537mg15%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.