Meatloaf With Brown Sugar Ketchup Glaze

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

From America's Test Kitchen. Very good meatloaf wrapped in bacon and covered with a slightly sweet ketchup sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Glaze: Mix all ingredients and set aside.
  2. Meat loaf:.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F.
  4. Heat oil in medium skillet and sauté onion and garlic about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  5. Mix eggs with thyme, salt, pepper, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, pepper sauce and milk.
  6. Add egg mixture to meat in large bowl, along with crackers, parsley and cooked onion and garlic.
  7. Mix until mixture does not stick to the bowl, if mixture sticks to bowl add milk by tablespoons until it does not stick.
  8. Shape into loaf.
  9. Place on foil lined pan, for easy clean-up.
  10. Brush with half the glaze.
  11. Arrange bacon slices crosswise over the top of loaf overlapping, tucking in bacon ends under loaf.
  12. Bake until bacon is crisp and internal temperature registers 160°F, about 1 hour.
  13. Cool at least 20 minutes.
  14. Simmer remaining glaze over medium heat until slightly thickened.
  15. Slice meatloaf and serve with extra glaze.
Most Helpful

Clearly it has the best blend of flavors I have found in the "old favorite" recipe of meatloaf. Well done!

Cathie F. October 11, 2015

Can I mix the glaze inside of the meatloaf?

Anonymous April 08, 2015

It is in the oven right now but I added some ketchup and more Worchester sauce in my meat. I also put maple bacon on top of meatloaf. Hopefully this will be as good as everyone says.. I Love me some meatloaf..... It smells so good right now only 40 minutes left...

kayluhhbaybee January 17, 2013