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Sweet and Sour Meatloaf


"Our family loves this meatloaf! It's covered with a tangy sweet and sour sauce made on the stove. It is very good!"
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1 h 10 m servings 547 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 547 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 32.9 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.2g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 24.3 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 158 mg
  • 53%
  • Sodium:
  • 988 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, salt, ground black pepper, eggs, onion flakes and 1/2 of the can of tomato sauce. Mix together well and place into a 5x9 inch loaf pan.
  3. Push the meatloaf down into the pan forming a well for the sauce around all the edges.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the remaining tomato sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, white sugar and mustard. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  6. After meatloaf has cooked for 40 minutes, remove from oven and pour sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
  7. Return to oven and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 more minutes. Let sit 5 minutes before removing from pan.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 388 Ratings

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I have had this recipe for years and everyone loves it. A couple of tips that have made this even better: bake the loaf in a larger casserole dish and double the sauce recipe - it's the best p...

Most helpful critical review

The flavor of the meatloaf was good,but could have done without the sauce on top.

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I have had this recipe for years and everyone loves it. A couple of tips that have made this even better: bake the loaf in a larger casserole dish and double the sauce recipe - it's the best p...

This is great! I've made it many, many times. My roommate and I both enjoy this at least once a month. I've made a few changes though: I use 3 teaspoons of dried minced onions, add 3 teaspoon...

Yup ... five stars. Everyone LOVES this comfort meal. Just a couple of tips: after cooking for 40 minutes, drain the fat before adding the glaze, and secondly, cut back a little on the breadc...

I have been making this recipe for the past 34 years and my mother made it before that when I was growing up. The only difference is that we don't use the white sugar at all, we mix the sauce c...

What an excellent change for meatloaf! My kids and husband love it! It is very rare that we find a recipe that we all enjoy, but we found this one! Thanks for sharing.

Very tasty, a nice change from the regular ketchup meatloaf. The meat mixture itself is nothing special, but I loved the sauce. I don't like to cook meatloaf in a loaf pan because it traps the...

I made this exactly as the receipe stated and it was fantastic. My whole family loved it. When I put the sauce on I put a few slits with a knife into the meat and let the sauce really get in. I ...

I make this frequently and it's always a big hit. It tastes so good and is very easy. I make this so often that I package 1.5 pound amounts of ground beef just to have on hand for this recipe. I...

My husband said this was the best meatloaf he ever had and I've been trying meatloaf recipes for 17 years.