Cool-Kitchen Meat Loaf Recipe
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Cool-Kitchen Meat Loaf Recipe

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Juicy slices of this tender meat loaf are wonderful served with a homemade sweet-and-sour sauce. It's an easy way to fix supper, especially when the weather is too hot to turn on the oven. Plus, cleanup is a breeze because you just toss out the foil pans. -Susan Taul, Birmingham, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Grill: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Grill: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 276 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 1163mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into two loaves; place each loaf in a disposable 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Cover with foil.
  2. Prepare grill for indirect heat. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 30 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sauce ingredients. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Spoon over meat loaves before serving. Yield: 2 loaves (3 servings each).
Originally published as Cool-Kitchen Meat Loaf in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p27

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"i like this recipe iti is quick and easy to make. plus my family really enjoyed it. will make again"

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

"They ate the WHOLE thing in one sitting!! This is a KEEPER!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"My husband does not care for meatloaf...and he really enjoyed this one!!! I will continue to make it from now on."

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"delicious and very moist!"

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009

"I've been making this recipe for over a year now. I add more brown sugar to the sauce and a little white sugar or splenda and less mustard and vinegar. It is absolutley fantastic! One of our family's favorites!"

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