Old Fashioned Meat Loaf with Tangy Tomato Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Old Fashioned Meat Loaf with Tangy Tomato Sauce Recipe

Old Fashioned Meat Loaf with Tangy Tomato Sauce

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"A delicious tomato sauce made with seasoned rice vinegar adds a little zip to a classic meat loaf recipe."

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Coarsely chop stewed tomatoes by running a knife through tomatoes in can. Combine tomatoes, tomato sauce, rice vinegar and brown sugar in a small saucepan.
  3. Crumble beef into a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the tomato mixture, egg, breadcrumbs, onion, salt and pepper; mix well.
  4. Shape into a loaf in an 8 x 8-inch baking pan. Bake 45 to 50 minutes. Meanwhile, bring remaining tomato mixture to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  5. Spread 1/4 cup over meat loaf during last 10 minutes of cook time. Serve remaining sauce with sliced meat loaf.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 11, 2008

I am rating this recipe based off of my fiance's reviews as i had never cooked or eaten meatloaf. He absolutely raved about it. He said that it was hands down the best meatloaf he had ever eaten! Much like the other reviewers, it is vital that you chop the onions REALLY small. I think next time i will saute them first just because i don't like the crunch the onions had in the dish. It was not my favorite but because he liked it so much that i will be making it again and again!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 12, 2008

I hate to give such a low rating but this meatloaf didn't set! It was a soft mushy dish that looked more like a sloppy joe than meatloaf. I double checked the recipe and I followed it exactly. I wonder what I did to get such different results than the others.


16 Ratings

Apr 25, 2007

Very, very good! We really enjoyed the tomato sauce. I didn't have rice vinegar so I used red wine vinegar and it was still yummy! Thanks for adding another good recipe to my collection!

Jul 27, 2007

Wonderful recipe! Everyone enjoyed this and I'll use this recipe again. I doubled the recipe and I ended up with too much tomato sauce, so next time I won't double the sauce. Thanks for the great recipe!

Sep 18, 2007

Instead of meatloaf, I used this recipe for meatballs and served the sauce over top. My husband really liked it. The kids liked the meatballs but not the sauce. The sauce was definitely tangy...it was a nice change of pace.

Apr 13, 2007

This was delicious. So juicy and the sauce was great! I did tweak it a little. I used a half cup of onion and instead of a half cup of the tomato mixture, I used 3 quarter cup.

Apr 20, 2007

Make sure onions are chopped very small...

Sep 07, 2007

Best meat loaf we ever had.Even the kids couldn't get enough of it!!!


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  • Calories
  • 223 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 17.3 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 856 mg
  • 34%

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

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