Brown Sugar Meat Loaf – this meat loaf gets its name from a secret ingredient.

Sometimes there is nothing like a meatloaf to hit the spot when you are craving comfort food.  This meatloaf has a unique and quite good flavor with the addition of brown sugar.

Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Brown Sugar Meat Loaf

Brown Sugar Meat Loaf

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  • Recipe Type: Favorite Recipes, Main dish Recipes, Meat Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Serves: 9
Brown Sugar Meat Loaf

Brown sugar is this meat loaf's secret ingredient.


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed saltine cracker crumbs


Lightly grease a 5x9 inch loaf pan. Press brown sugar in bottom of loaf pan and spread ketchup over sugar. In mixing bowl, mix thoroughly all remaining ingredients and shape into a loaf. Place on top of the ketchup. Bake at 350 - 1 hour or until juices are clear.

Be sure to heat up some biscuits or add in a dessert that needs to go into the oven at the same time. This way you get to make another dish without having to heat the oven up again.

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  • kori

    i want to try it but being on the 34th page its going to be difficult because there is no where to add it to my recipe box, and that kinda upsets me.

    • Stephanie Manley

      So how I can help you with this?

  • melissa

    tried this recipe it’s pretty good i do everything the same except on the top of my meatloaf i put some sweet & spicy bbq sauce for an extra kick. if you love flavor pour a little bit of bbq sauce into the mixing bowl.