Kim's Ultimate Meatloaf

Kim's Ultimate Meatloaf


"A mixture of ground meat, egg, onion, tomato sauce and cracker crumbs baked with a tangy 'sauce' of vinegar, mustard and brown sugar. Recipe lists ground lamb, but can be made with any ground meat. This is the best meatloaf recipe. People who hate meatloaf love this one! No ketchup needed!!"


1 h 15 m servings 490 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 490 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 27 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.4g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 23.6 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 693 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl combine the ground meat, egg, onion, 1/2 cup tomato sauce and cracker crumbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix well; press mixture into a loaf pan and make a depression in the center. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl combine the remaining 1/2 cup tomato sauce, vinegar, mustard, brown sugar and water. Mix together until sugar has dissolved and pour liquid over meatloaf.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour.
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  1. 116 Ratings


Although the sweet and sour topping was good, the texture and flavor of the meat was disappointing. Too many cracker crumbs made it dry, and the meat was very bland. After making this, I compa...

Good. There is way to much sauce. I would half it next time.

This was my first meatloaf and it turned out fantastic! I did however use ground beef instead and I did not have an onion on hand so I used half a package of onion soup mix and breadcrumbs inst...

I have been making this recipe for about 4 years and it is always a huge hit!! I get asked on a weekly basis but I usually make 1-2 times a month. I use the recipe as stated except I use groun...

i had never tasted nor made a brown sugar meatloaf before. this recipe was very easy to make. i followed it word-for-word, and the results were very tasty! the loaf itself was moist and yummy. t...

Kim, this meatloaf was fabulous! It was so moist, unlike most meatloafs I have tried. I do agree with some of the other reviews that the sauce to go on top was excessive. Literally of course. I ...

Made this for my husband and followed the recipe exactly. I probably should have read the reviews first and omitted the water (it isn't needed) and cut the sugar by half. The recipe is WAY too s...

Just wonderful!!! I did add about 7 cloves of garlic, crushed and chopped and finely diced red bell pepper to the mix. I also used panko bread crumbs in place of the crackers. I took others a...

I used italian bread crumbs and only a 1/4 cup water! It is much better with the italian bread crumbs! It has a much better flavor! The best I have ever made and I'm one of those people that doe...