Now who doesn't like a good meatloaf? Rod's Sweet Ketchup Meatloaf is probably one of the most flavorful meatloaves you will ever have.
Rod’s Sweet Ketchup Meatloaf came about several years ago when I was at a dinner party and they served a super sweet meatloaf. All I heard was that they had used brown sugar to make it sweet. That was enough to inspire me to come up with my own version of a sweet meatloaf.
If I had to guess, I’ve probably made this meatloaf a few dozen times now. Everyone who has tried this meatloaf absolutely loves it. The only constructive feedback I’ve ever received about my Sweet Ketchup Meatloaf is when I add just a bit too many chopped onions.
The only other advice I can give you is, as long as your oven is functioning properly, do not cook this meatloaf more than 60 minutes.
If your heart or stomach desires a meatloaf with a kick to it instead of sweetness, give my Horseradish Meatloaf a try. You won’t be disappointed.
if you prefer a Ground Chicken meatloaf, make sure you try my Spiced Chicken Meatloaf recipe.
A Quick Note about Handling Raw Beef
Thaw raw ground beef on a plate on the lowest shelf of the refrigerator, to avoid drip onto other foods.
Keep raw and ready-to-eat meats separate.
Wash hands thoroughly before and after handling raw ground beef. Wash cutting boards, bowls, and utensils used to prepare raw ground beef with hot soapy water and rinse well.
Use separate plates to carry raw ground beef patties to the cooking area and cooked patties to the serving area.
Use a Thermometer to Insure Ground Beef Reaches the Safely Cooked Internal Temperature of 160°F.
How to Make Rod’s Sweet Ketchup Meatloaf.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Lightly grease a 5 x 9 loaf pan.
Press the brown sugar into the bottom of the loaf pan. Spread the ketchup over the brown sugar.
In a mixing bowl, mix all the remaining ingredients thoroughly and add to prepared loaf pan.
Bake for 1 hour or until juices are clear.
Rod’s Sweet Ketchup Meatloaf
- 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Ketchup
- 1 1/2 lbs Ground Beef
- 2 Egg(s)
- 1/2 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano
- 1/2 Tsp Thyme
- 1 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/4 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 1/4 Tsp Ground Ginger
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- 1 Cup Yellow Onion, Chopped
- 1 Cup Soda Crackers, Finely Crushed
how to make this recipe
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Lightly grease a 5 x 9 loaf pan.
- Press the brown sugar into the bottom of the loaf pan. Spread the ketchup over the brown sugar.
- In a mixing bowl, mix all the remaining ingredients thoroughly and add to prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for 1 hour or until juices are clear.
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