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Tantalizingly Tangy Meatloaf Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Tantalizingly Tangy Meatloaf

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"Meatloaf with a sauce that will keep them coming back for more. The sauce contains pineapple preserves, brown sugar and ketchup. It glazes up real nice over the meatloaf. I've NEVER had leftovers even when I've tripled the recipe!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well, and place into a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 50 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a separate medium bowl, stir together the ketchup, brown sugar and pineapple preserves. Pour over the meatloaf about 20 minutes before removing from oven.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 29, 2008

This is a great meatloaf as is. Thanks for sharing! I just don't understand why people "review" these recipes when they are actually reinventing their own. If they have a great recipe, why not just enter it for all to see! Some even cut out the meat!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 19, 2003

My family found the topping to be far too sweet for their taste. My mother said, "It's not that it is a bad taste, just not a meatloaf taste. It's too sweet and gives it a weird flavor." My sister said it was good but extremely sweet. Nobody went for seconds and my father was at a meeting so I had a lot left over. Since the texture of the meat was very good, I tried to correct the problem. The next night, I rinsed the topping off the chilled leftovers. Made a standard topping (ketchup, brown sugar, Dale's marinade). I placed the loaves (I made individual meatloaves) in a dish with 1/8 cup of water (to prevent drying during reheating) and used the new topping. My family was very happy said that this time it was great.

Dec 04, 2003

This was absolutely delicious. I prepared the recipe exactly as noted. I feel that it is best to try it precisely as written before making judgments, substitutions, or adjusting to personal preferences. The ingredients are few, simple, and inexpensive. The flavors blend in beautifully together and complement each other quite nicely. I will make this again exactly the same way.

Aug 25, 2003

i was really surprised how well this turned out, i wasn't sure about putting this mixture over meatloaf but for the first time in a long time there was no meatloaf left over to throw out...i made the basic meatloaf recipe provided, with 1 tsp of garlic powder and 1/2 cup of diced onion. for the pineapple mixture, i used 1/3 cup ketchup, a little less than 1/4 cup of brown sugar (not packing it) and 1/2 cup of DOLE crushed pineapple. beat it with a mixer..heated it in a stove and into the fridge for a few hours..poked some holes in the meat when i put it in the baking dish (so the mixture could run inside the meat) i poured the mixture over the meat half way thru cooking (like the recipe says)and i'll never go back to my old meatloaf again. it was not too sweet at all...we had it a few hours ago... and we cant wait to have it again!!

Dec 10, 2005

Wow! This is kind of a chinese take on meatloaf. Very, very good. But, I added a packet of Onion soup mix to the meatloaf, which I always do. Also, couldn't find the pineapple perserves-do they exist? I used Apricot jam and it was D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!! I highly recommend this easy and yummy recipe. The meatloaf has a sweet flavor, which some might not like, but I couldn't stop eating it!!! I would have rated it 6 stars!!

Jun 20, 2006

Super recipe! I substitute crushed pineapple in place of preserves and that keeps it from being too sweet. This is my new meatloaf recipe. :-)

Dec 16, 2005

The sauce for this meatloaf is excellent... But the meat itself was lacking a little so I added onions and green peppers to it and it came out excellent...

Aug 23, 2006

This was very good. My boyfriend and I actually just got done eating, and I liked it so much I wanted to come on here and review it before I forgot! I made it a little differently on accident, just because I wasn't reading close enough, I ended up adding the ketchup to the meat and it was still really really good. I think i'll add it to the meat from now on actually. The topping was great too, I used crushed canned pineapple in it's own juice and that turned out fine. I'll make this again for sure. It was really quick to make also, no more than 10min prep really. This is also very flexable, so if you want to add or change ingrediants, it will still be very good.


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  • Calories
  • 274 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 11.3 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 210 mg
  • 8%

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

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