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Cool-Kitchen Meat Loaf

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
    2 loaves (3 servings each)


  • 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


  • 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 8x4-in. loaf pan. Cover with foil.
  • 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°.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sauce ingredients. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Spoon over meat loaves before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 276 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 1163mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • shortbreadlover
    Mar 22, 2015

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

  • zookeeperk
    Jan 27, 2014

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

  • robynrenee
    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.

  • patriotsgrl
    Jul 29, 2011

    delicious and very moist!

  • pjincze
    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!

  • Hannah0418
    Sep 12, 2009

    good grief - don't use the foil pans if you don't want them ending up in someone else's backyard. no need to judge - she's probably "green" in other ways - just like you.

  • khatfield
    Sep 2, 2009

    No comment left

  • virginiabluis
    Aug 21, 2009

    As with any recipe, each family can make whatever adjustments they deem appropriate. I loved it just the way it was and washed out the tins to recycle. I really liked having the two loaves. With just 2 of us, one went in the freezer and leftovers from each loaf made delicious sandwiches the next day.

  • kathleenthirteen
    Aug 21, 2009

    And when you "just toss out the foil pans," where do you think they are going? To someone else's back yard! Reduce, reuse, recycle.

  • dboza1
    Aug 21, 2009

    Wow, sounds good but way TOO much sodium!