Sweet-and-Sour Meat Loaf

Sweet-and-Sour Meat Loaf

"'I combined a few great-tasting meat loaf recipes to create this flavorful family favorite,' says Deb Thompson of Lincoln, Nebraska. 'My husband loves it, and because it's made in the microwave, it's ideal for busy nights.'"
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15 m servings
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  1. In a bowl, lightly beat the egg. add 2 tablespoons of ketchup, mustard, bread crumbs, dry soup mix, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into an oval loaf.
  2. Place in a shallow 1-qt. microwave-safe dish; cover with waxed paper. Microwave on high for 11-12 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, rotating a half turn once; drain.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sugars, vinegar and remaining ketchup; drizzle over meat loaf. Cover and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (prepared with lean ground beef) equals 375 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 960 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.

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  1. 27 Ratings

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this ia great and so very easy. I did put it in the oven at 350 for 45 min and then put sauce over it and baked for 5 more min. we loved it and it makes a great sandwich. this is great

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Nice recipe. However, this a little too sweet for me. Hubby loved it though.

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this ia great and so very easy. I did put it in the oven at 350 for 45 min and then put sauce over it and baked for 5 more min. we loved it and it makes a great sandwich. this is great

I likw this recipie but I make a double dose of the sauce to have of to side for extra. I also used ground turkey meat I also don't microwave I baked it. But I am ot a meat loaf fan but love it!

I've been making this recipe for years. I love it! It's the only meat loaf my husband will eat. We make extra sauce to top our mashed potatoes.

Best meatloaf I've ever made. (I just realized I forgot the breadcrumbs. Oops!) I doubled up on the onion soup mix, and added a little garlic powder. I cooked it in the oven at 350 for about 45 ...

This is just an AMAZING recipe! It is so delish! I have served this many times for company, and i have had to send the recipe home each and every time. It's such a different take on meat loaf...

Love this meat loaf! My family did as well. So moist and tangy. I did cook in oven for 50 minutes instead of microwave. Will make again and again. Thanks:)

Excellent. I followed the recipe as is - only doubling it for a bigger loaf and serving the sauce on the side instead of pouring over the top. We also drizzled the sauce over our mashed potatoes...

This one is a keeper...the only thing that I changed was that I added monterrey cheese. The first meat loaf that I've made in microwave. Surprisingly delicious. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

This was Great and fast. I didn't have all the items so I substituted. 1/2 cup diced onions for soup mix, 1/2 cup of dressing mix for bread crumbs and spicy mustard for regular. I had everyth...

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