Monday, January 25, 2010

Brown Sugar Meatloaf

I know meatloaf is not the most exciting thing to eat, but I worked a ton of hours this weekend, so this is about as exciting as it got around here. This is my favorite meatloaf recipe though-I love the ginger in it!Brown Sugar Meatloaf

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1 1/2 lbs ground beef (or turkey-don't be afraid of it Jodi!!)
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 tsp ground ginger
3/4 cup crushed saltine crackers

Preheat oven to 350*. Lightly grease a loaf pan. Mix ingredients (except brown sugar and ketchup) in a mixing bowl and then shape into a loaf after putting mixture in loaf pan. Press sugar on top on loaf and spread ketchup on top of sugar. (You can also put ketchup and sugar on the bottom of the pan before putting mixture in if you wanted to change it up a bit, or do both-bottom and top.) Bake 1 hour or until juices run clear.

Serves 6-8


  1. Would ritz crackers work in place of the saltines?

  2. I would stick with the saltines. If you use a different cracker it will change the flavor and texture. The saltines really help make the meatloaf moist.