Meatloaf, Better Than Mom's

"This is an adapted recipe from one my mother used to make. My favorite part of meatloaf was always the tangy candied topping. I hope you like this version."
photo by Karen Elizabeth photo by Karen Elizabeth
photo by Karen Elizabeth
Ready In:
1hr 10mins
1 loaf




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly spray a 8 x 4 x 2 1/2 inches glass loaf pan.
  • Knead together the ground chuck and ground turkey, tomato soup (do not add water), dried minced onion, the oatmeal, the egg, and salt and black pepper.
  • Mold the meat mixture into a loaf to fit your pan.
  • Place the meatloaf in 350 degree oven for 50 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the meatloaf and turn off the oven. Drain any access fat immediately if you wish.
  • Stir together the ketchup and brown sugar and use it to glaze the top of the meatloaf.
  • Return the meatloaf to the oven under a 500 degree broiler (or high setting) for 5 to 8 minutes. Watch carefully as it will burn quickly once the topping begins to caramelize.
  • Remove when browned to your liking, let stand about 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

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  1. I made this for a Welcome Home supper for my children, meatloaf is DD1s favourite! Very good and very easily prepared, I used ground chicken rather than turkey since it is more easily available here. It sliced very well, was soft, tender with good flavour, and I suspect the little that was left has already been eaten as breakfast! Served with katews Recipe#405943, this was a veritable feast, thank you I<3 Cookbooks! Made for Aus/NZ swap#36


I come from a very large family which attributed to my mother spending a great deal of her time in the kitchen cooking, cleaning, and preparing. I was fascinated at how she prepared wonderful dishes (especially desserts) without using a cookbook. We grew many of our own fruits and vegetables and my summers were spent washing jars and preparing fruit and vegetables for canning. I dreaded the mountains of green beans, tomatoes, peaches, etc., etc. that had to be picked, washed, peeled, snapped.... More than anything, I hated spending my summer washing jars! But now, I wouldn't trade that kind of upbringing for anything. I'm glad I learned how to do all those things because it's becoming a lost art. It really was a simpler time then and I'm a much better person for knowing how to do all those 'old fashioned' things. In my early years of learning to cook, I watched Julia Child on PBS every chance I got. I was so thrilled when I was about 11, my mother let me prepare Julia's Pastry Tarts. If I remember correctly they didn't turn out so well but it didn't matter. Oddly, today, I enjoy reading cookbooks and recipes even more than actually cooking. <img src="">
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