Pam's Brown Sugar Meatloaf Recipe -
Pam's Brown Sugar Meatloaf Recipe
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Pam's Brown Sugar Meatloaf

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"A brown sugar glaze adds a sweet note to the savory flavors in this family-pleasing meatloaf."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position, and heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with vegetable cooking spray. Press brown sugar into prepared pan bottom; spread ketchup over the sugar.
  2. In a large bowl, mix ground beef with saltines, milk, eggs, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and ginger. Form meat into a loaf, and press over brown sugar-ketchup mixture.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf registers 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 06, 2006

Another awesome meal! There were only three adults at dinner and one child that night and the serving for eight was finished off. Have tried brown sugar recipe before and was too sweet this is perfect

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 01, 2006

Did not enjoy. We will be keeping with our regular meatloaf recipe (Mini Meatloaves from this site). Thanks anyway.


16 Ratings

May 18, 2006

I've been making a meatloaf similar to this one for 15+yrs; but done in the microwave. No ginger; instead a dash of A1 Steak Sauce. I use 6 slices bread torn into pieces. I cook the loaf ingredients on high for 20 minutes; then combine the brown sugar/ketchup glaze & spread on top the last 5min. My stepson is a very picky eater -- but loves this recipe! It's the one that won me over into his heart...

Jul 20, 2006

This tasted great, and was so easy (the hardest part was cutting up the onion). I usually make the Bacon Mushroom Swiss Meatloaf (also on this site), but decided to try this because of all the good reviews. I followed the recipe exactly, and did not think it was too sweet or bland like other reviewers. My husband doesn't like sweets and he even loved it.

Jun 04, 2006

"Excellent" was the comment my hubby made on this one. I don't prefer meatloaf but he really likes it. So I decided to try this recipe and I am so glad I did! The only thing I changed was that I used BBQ sauce instead of ketchup.

Jun 04, 2006

My husband liked the recipe but thought the sugar/ketchup sauce on the bottom was too sweet. I loved that sweet kick! We will make this again. Very good.

Jul 01, 2012

my personal favorite for meat loaf

Jun 20, 2007

This must be the same recipe as Starbuck's. It is an excellent recipe. The only difference I made was I changed the 1/2 cup of brown sugar to a 1/4 cup of brown sugar. I found it a bit too sweet with 1/2 cup.


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  • Calories
  • 272 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.6 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 20.8 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 800 mg
  • 32%

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

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