Simple Meatloaf Recipe

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This is the best. If you like sweet and sour you will love this Simple Meatloaf Recipe. It is one of the best. And not much prep time. This is not your ordinary meatloaf. The flavor is outstanding. The one person in our family that doesn’t like Meatloaf changed his mind after I made this recipe. Serve with Mashed Potatoes and Enjoy!
1 1/2 lbs ground beef (ground shoulder roast is good)
1 slice bread (broken or chopped finely)

1 egg

1 small onion , finely chopped

1 teaspoon table salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

4 tablespoons ketchup

1/2 cup whole milk


4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

4 tablespoons dark brown sugar, packed firm (to taste)

1/2 cup ketchup



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1. Combine meat loaf ingredients and place into a loaf baking dish.

2. Smooth out top.

3. Sauce: Combine sauce ingredients and pour on top and sides of meatloaf.

4. Bake at 350°F about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until done. 170F with a meat thermometer.

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  1. Lan says:

    Omg thanks lol

  2. ct says:

    Can white vinager be used instead?

  3. admin says:

    Think that would work out.

  4. admin says:

    I think that would work out.

  5. Kim Haithcock says:

    I would like to try this recipe. Do you toast the bread and then chop it up?

  6. admin says:

    No; the bread is not toasted.

  7. Becky Timbs-Eastridge says:

    Just fixed this meatloaf and it is AMAZING !!!

  8. Ki'erra says:

    Can you cook this in a crockpot?

  9. admin says:

    I have never tried it. If you try it let me know how it works out. I would coat the crock pot with aluminum foil for easy removal of the meatloaf.

  10. Victoria Julien says:

    What sauce do you use? Is there a recipe for the sauce?

  11. admin says:

    The sauce ingredients are listed below the word sauce. I hope that helps.

  12. CGreenwell says:

    I made this meatloaf tonight and it was so wonderful. One thing I added was a little bit of green bellpeppers chopped up. The flavor was dead on. It was moist, and tender. This will be my go to recipe for now on. Thank you for sharing.

  13. I am not a meatloaf eater, but my partner is. He was gone for a week on a work trip and I decided to prepare meatloaf for his return. Easy to prepare and I followed it exactly except for a longer cooking time needed to reach desired temperature. Very good favor and moist. He loved it! Served with mashed potatoes, turnip greens, deviled eggs, and cornbread. I will return to this recipe again and again. Thank you!

  14. Nicole says:

    Made this tonight, as my husband has been asking for a me to find a recipe for sweet and sour meatloaf. I myself am not a fan of meatloaf at all, however, this was very good. I served it with homemade mac and cheese and green beans…..very yummy!! Will definitely be making it again. :)

  15. pam says:

    this sounds great. I also do a sauce made of yellow mustard(2tbls)ketchup(about 3 to 4 tbls)and brown sugar. I add as much as I think is good so no measurement on the sugar. put it on about 20 minutes before meatloaf is done. hope you like it.

  16. admin says:

    Thanks Pam!

  17. Stella says:

    In regard to lining the crockpot with foil…Reynolds now make a “Slow Cooker” liner. It really saves on the cleanup!!!

  18. Lynn Kees says:

    Have you tried this recipe with lean ground beef?

  19. admin says:

    I usually use ground chuck.

  20. Lee Ann says:

    I have a family of picky eaters so was not sure if they would like it. But, they loved it. I asked should I make this again, “Yes”, was their answer. Thanks for an easy and tasty meatloaf.

  21. matt says:

    can you substitute almond milk for whole milk for people with dairy allergies

  22. admin says:

    I don’t really know; I haven’t tried it. I think flavor would be the only question as to whether it would work or not.

  23. Lilian D'Auria says:

    Love this recipe. I made it with a lb of ground beef and a lb of Italian sausage. Added one more egg and two slices of bread. My partner loves when I made this meatloaf. It’s his favorite meat dish.

  24. Kristi says:

    I don’t eat beef so I tried this with Turkey – MY GOODNESS it turned out good.
    My partner said they couldn’t tell the difference.

  25. Kim Honeycutt says:

    Very similar to my mom’s. Pinned it!

  26. Betty Rae Knowles says:

    I line the pan with foil and spray some Pam on it. Throw the foil away and no dirty pan.

  27. Marie says:

    How would this be with Bar-B-Q sauce, I don’t like vinegar, does it make it taste sour ?

  28. admin says:

    No the vinegar doesn’t make it sour – actually the sauce is quite sweet.
    I do think a BBQ sauce would work. It will probably change the flavor a lot depending on the brand sauce you use.

  29. Misty says:

    My bf and I made this last night for supper, and I have to say it is the BEST meatloaf either of us have EVER had !!! I’d recommend the apple cider vinegar as it adds such a wonderful flavor !!! AMAZING … I’ll be making this for my bf’s mom when I finally meet her.. She’s my meatloaf competition I hear lol ..> Thank you for giving me the edge :)

  30. patty says:

    Can i put some feta in he meat also what about tomato soup for the top or sauce?

  31. admin says:

    I think the cheese would be a good idea – I thing I would use the sauce instead of the soup.

  32. shay says:

    We use egg not bread , and stove top stuffing instead, with bbq as the sauce and ketchup! Bbq sauce is baked into and I top of the loafs

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