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Brown Sugar Meatloaf with Secret Ingredient
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Your family will love this exceptionally tender Brown Sugar Meatloaf. It is loaded with the rich flavors of Worcestershire and French onion and painted with a sweet brown sugar glaze!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 668kcal


  • Bread loaf pan



  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 ounce packet onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon table salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup milk


  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Gently crumble ground beef in a large bowl, breaking up into small pieces. Add remaining meatloaf ingredients to the bowl and gently combine, being careful not to overwork the meat.
  • Mix all sauce ingredients together and spread half of the sauce along the bottom and sides of a bread loaf pan.
  • Add meatloaf to a loaf pan and press firmly into a loaf shape.
  • Liberally paint remaining sauce over the loaf.
  • Place meatloaf in the oven and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees.
  • Let rest for five minutes, then slice and serve.



YOU WILL WANT TO SERVE this meatloaf with my Light and Fluffy Mashed Potatoes. Click to find out the secret!


Calories: 668kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 1237mg | Potassium: 750mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 5.1mg