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*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 806mg 34%
Potassium 537mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 16g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 3.6%
Vitamin C 2.6%
Calcium 8.1%
Iron 20.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.