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Sweet and Sour Meat Loaf

 Sweet and Sour Meat Loaf
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
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
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.

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Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.