Healthier Brown Sugar Meatloaf
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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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1 h 20 m servings 265 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 265 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.3g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 21.2 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 106 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 735 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * 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). 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).


  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Brown Sugar Meatloaf.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.



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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 w...

I really liked this meatloaf. It made a basic home-style meatloaf. It was nice that I didn't have to figure out a topping later on and it baked with the meatloaf on the bottom. My only changes w...

This was good. I used Panko because that's what I had. I used 1 1/2 cups of panko because that's what another reviewer said was perfect but I think that was too much and I will use the suggest...

To be honest, I don’t care for meatloaf so this is my family’s input. My DD loved it and gave it 5 stars. My DH said it was good and gave it 4 stars but complained that there wasn’t enough gla...

This was my first time making meatloaf for my husband and I. It was not bad at all and he even had seconds! As we ate he asked me what was all in it and when I said ketchup he sort of froze but ...

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