Meatloaf With Brown Sugar Ketchup Glaze

"From America's Test Kitchen. Very good meatloaf wrapped in bacon and covered with a slightly sweet ketchup sauce."
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Ready In:
1hr 50mins




  • Glaze: Mix all ingredients and set aside.
  • Meat loaf:

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

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  1. Cathie F.
    Clearly it has the best blend of flavors I have found in the "old favorite" recipe of meatloaf. Well done!
  2. Clevergirl7
    This is, by far, in my very humble opinion, the best meatloaf I have ever eaten.
  3. Kristina G.
    This was WAY too sweet. My family couldn't eat but just a few bites. The brown sugar is NOT needed with the ketchup!
    • Review photo by Kristina G.
  4. Anonymous
    Can I mix the glaze inside of the meatloaf?
  5. kayluhhbaybee
    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...


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