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Healthier Brown Sugar Meatloaf Recipe
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Healthier Brown Sugar Meatloaf

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"This is an easy tasty meatloaf made healthier with less sugar, low-fat milk, added parsley and whole wheat bread crumbs. Enjoy!"

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Press brown sugar in the bottom of prepared loaf pan and spread ketchup over sugar.
  3. Mix ground beef, milk, eggs, salt, ground pepper, onion, ginger, bread crumbs, and parsley thoroughly in a mixing bowl. Shape into a loaf and place on top of ketchup.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 1 hr
  • READY IN 1 hr 20 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 30, 2013

I followed the recipe closely, only cutting back on the salt a bit and omitting the ginger. I threw in a few seasonings (onion powder, garlic powder, italian seasoning) to give it a little more flavor. I used my Perfect Meatloaf Pan to cook this meat loaf--I had to reverse the brown sugar/ketchup to the top of the meat loaf as my pan has holes in the bottom for the grease to drain. A little over an hour in the oven and fifteen minutes to rest and we were ready to go. Not bad--this was a quick meat loaf that paired well with mashed potatoes and was nice and firm for sandwiches the next day.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 21, 2014

Not trying to be overly critical here but..."healthier" went right out the door with the addition of brown sugar, wheat, low fat milk, and ketchup. Again, not trying to pick a fight just trying to spread a little information. The facts are: brown sugar is for the most part made from sugar beets which are genetically modified, same for wheat...genetically modified. Hence all the 'gluten intolerance' of late. I mean, where was the mass gluten intolerance 50 years ago? Try some full fat milk sometime...or better yet, find some raw, unpasteurized milk for the full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes still intact. Like Julia Child said, "If you're afraid of butter, use cream." If you think i'm crazy, just take a look at where the lo-fat diet has gotten the collective weight of America in the last 40-50 years. Otherwise, this looks like a beautiful recipe.

 
Nov 05, 2013

I used panko breadcrumbs 1 1/2 cups it worked perfectly. I forgot to grease the pan before putting in meatloaf but I solved it by dripping evoo all around the pan between meatloaf and the sides and it worked like a charm!! Didn't burn at all in my small oven! :)

 
Aug 09, 2013

This turned out so yummy! I only had about half the breadcrumbs on hand and didn't have any ginger but otherwise followed the recipe, it turned out fantastic! At the end I melted a bit of mozza on top and it was great! Will definitely make this one again!

 
Jun 18, 2013

My whole family LOVED this recipe. I put the ketchup/brown sugar mix on top, and used slightly less salt but otherwise did it the same and it was perfect! Tender, soft and VERY flavorful. This will be made many times in our house. Thanks!

 
Apr 27, 2014

Wow my husband never asks what I did to the meat loaf but he did today. I was not sure if it would be a good thing but it was. I did not use the whole wheat bread crumbs. I make a few changes to this recipe I did use cracker crumbs and a bit of oatmeal as well as some bread crumbs and added garlic to the meat mixture & to the ketchup sauce I added dried mustard & Worcestershire sauce but other than that followed the recipe. This will be my go to recipe from now on.

 
Sep 10, 2013

Loved it, used less onion and added minced squash, (zucchini or carrots would work too) to make it even more healthy. It would be great even without the brown sugar because there's lots of sugar in the ketchup, of course then it would need a new name!

 
Jun 27, 2013

LOVE making this recipe, and it freezes and reheats well. Moist and tasty!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 265 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 112 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 21.2 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 735 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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