Caramelized Meatloaf

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This meatloaf is cooked in a base of brown sugar and tomato sauce creating a sweet rich caramelized sauce for the meat.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
    • 700g lean mince
    • 3/4 cup milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 3/4 cup finely crushed water crackers

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a 13x20cm loaf tin.
    2. Press the brown sugar in the bottom of the loaf pan and spread the tomato sauce over the sugar.
    3. In a mixing bowl, mix thoroughly all remaining ingredients and shape into a loaf. Place in tin on top of the sauce.
    4. Bake meatloaf for 1 hour, or until juices are clear.

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    The meatloaf itself was very tasty and sliced very neatly, however the sauce was overly sweet which detracted from the overall dish and overwhelmed the ginger flavour. Next time I will cut the sugar in half and see how we go.  -  14 Sep 2009


    Really nice. I put in half the sugar as suggested below but will put in even less next time as it was still a little sweet. Very easy and flavoursome.  -  05 Feb 2013


    I know I'm just another in a long line of reviewers, but I enjoyed this recipe just as much as everyone else! I didn't read through all the reviews, but from most of them I gathered modifications, which added up to a winning recipe! - I only used 1/4 cup of brown sugar. - I added 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce to the ketchup/brown sugar mix. - I used 1/2 cup of milk and 1 egg. - I added 2 cloves of garlic to the meat mixture. Plus, I love celery, so I chopped up some of that and added it in. Finally, I used a cup of season bread crumbs instead of the crackers. Being impatient and hungry, I followed another user's idea and made mini-loves in my muffin pan. I put the ketchup/brown sugar sauce on bottom, cooked for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, then spooned the rest of the sauce on top and cooked another 15. This was so delicious, I can't wait to make it again - this time in actual loaf form. Yum yum!  -  13 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)