Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sweet And Sour Meatloaf


Yeah it's Monday again and that means Recipe Swap Monday. I found lots of yummy looking recipes to try last week. Head over to Anissa at Our Chaotic Life to check out more wonderful recipes. :)

So this week I am sharing a recipe that helped me to appreciate how good meatloaf can be. I was never a meatloaf person, when I thought of comfort food meatloaf never came to mind, however my family all seems to really like it and I got tired of making a dinner that I didn't want to eat so I tried out a few meatloaf recipes before I found this one and ever since I've found it I can now enjoy meatloaf night with the family. I am going to try adding cheese next time though after seeing Sandra's over at Full Bellies, Happy Kids cheese stuffed meatloaf I've decided one more addition couldn't hurt.

Anywho here it is:

Sweet and Sour Meatloaf


1 pd. ground beef
1 1/2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
1 tsp. salt
2 tbs. onion powder
1/4 c. rolled oats
1/4 c. bread crumbs
2/3 c. milk


1/2 c. Ketchup
2 tbs. cider vinegar
4 tbs brown sugar
1 tbs. onion powder
6 tbs. water

For the meatloaf, preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Combine the ground beef, worcestershire sauce, salt, onion powder, oats, bread crumbs, and milk. Place the meat mixture in a loaf pan. Bake for 20 mins.

For sauce, combine the ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, onion powder and water. Pour the sauce over the meatloaf after it has cooked for 20 mins. Reduce the over temp. to 375 and bake the loaf for an additional 40 mins.


  1. That looks good, I have that people wont eat it problem here. I'll give this a whirl this week, :)

  2. Erica,

    This dish looks so yummy. My husband's favorite meal is meatloaf so I am always on the look out for new ways of making this meal. I will be sure to try this one out.

    I'm now following you and would love to have you follow me back.

  3. Girl now that is my kind of food meat and potatoes. I love meatloaf and I'm always looking for a good recipe. TFS this one looks delicious. Thanks for playing along. Hope you have a good night.

  4. This looks pretty yummy and I will give it a try! There are a lot of recipe swaps on Tuesdays too. You should link up if you haven't already done so.

  5. Good variation on one of the family favorites.

    Great choice!

  6. I did not know you could do this to meat loaf. Yummy.

  7. That look so good! I am not a meat loaf person either.

  8. Alright, I'm making this tonight! Off to the store!

  9. Oh yummy my dear! Saving this one!! TY, the boys would love it!

  10. I'll be adding this to my menu planner!