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Sweet and Sour Meat Loaf Recipe
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Sweet and Sour Meat Loaf Recipe

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My husband, Bob, and I like basic, hearty meat-and-potatoes meals. This old family favorite really fits the bill…and does so often. Its sweet/sour flavor adds a deliciously different twist to this longtime standby! I hardly ever make "plain" meat loaf anymore. You may not, either, once you've taste this one. —Debbie Haneke, Stafford, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 419 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 146 mg cholesterol, 969 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, salt, pepper and eggs; crumble beef over top and mix well. Add onion and half of the tomato sauce. Press into a 9x5-in. loaf pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes. In a saucepan, combine the sugars, vinegar, mustard and remaining tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Pour over meat loaf; bake 10 minutes longer. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet and Sour Meat Loaf in Reminisce March/April 1991, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 419 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 146 mg cholesterol, 969 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

Reviews for Sweet and Sour Meat Loaf

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"My husband loved it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"This was a delicious meatloaf and the sauce was fabulous! However, though we tasted the 'sweet' flavor, we couldn't really pick up the 'sour'. Should I use more cider vinegar?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"Truly enjoyed this recipe. I have a standard recipe for meat loaf that is my claim to fame with my large group of friends and family, but this one is a nice change."

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"This is very good! I made it exactly as written and the flavor and texture were great. The sauce really makes it. There is enough sauce to put some on the cut pieces as well as on the top. Will definitely make again."

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

"I made the recipe as given. It was very good and a delightful change from my normal recipe.

I loved the sweet and sour taste. I sure will make it again."

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