Brown Sugar Meatloaf {This Ain’t Your Mama’s Meatloaf!}

Time to dust off the ol’ recipe and bring some new life to it! Have you made our Brown Sugar Meatloaf? If so, did you like it?! This is hands down my favorite meal to make. Takes a bit of time, but something the kids love, I love and the leftovers taste even better the next day!


Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Write a review
  1. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  2. 1/2 cup ketchup
  3. 1 pound lean ground beef
  4. 3/4 cup milk
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 1/2 med - large onion, chopped
  7. 1/2 cup quick oats
  8. 2 tsp. ground mustard
  9. 2 tsp. paprika
  10. 1 tsp. dried thyme
  11. 1 1/2 tsp. basil
  12. 1 tsp. garlic powder
  13. 1 tsp. onion powder
  14. 1 tsp. salt
  15. 1 tsp. pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 375 (F). Lightly grease a 5x9 inch loaf pan.
  2. Press the brown sugar in the bottom of the prepared loaf pan and spread the ketchup over the sugar.
  3. In a small mixing bowl combine all the spices and set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, mix thoroughly all remaining ingredients. Blend in seasoning mix. Shape in a loaf and place on top of the ketchup in the pan.
  5. Bake, covered in preheated oven for 1 hour, then uncovered for 15 minutes or until juices are clear.


Fueled by coffee and wine. Wife to a doc, mom to three boys (one with Autism), a puppy and a tortoise. I knit, I get crafty, I tweet.

Latest posts by Emily (see all)


  1. Maria says

    HAHA!! That is my mom’s meatloaf!! Okay she did use one less egg and used tomato sauce instead of ketchup and mixed in the leftover tomato sauce instead of milk. And no measuring spices. It’s the best meatloaf! I still make it :-)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>