Sweet and Sour Meatloaf

Perfect Recipe After trying so many variations over the years
Perfect Recipe After trying so many variations over the years
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1 1/2 lb Ground Beef
2 Eggs
15 oz Tomato sauce canned
1 cup Breadcrumbs
2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup Sugar
2 tbsp Brown sugar
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp Onion dried crushed
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black pepper ground

Nutritional information

32.9 g
38.2 g
24.3 g
158 mg
988 mg

Sweet and Sour Meatloaf


My tried-and-tested Sweet and Sour Meatloaf recipe is my favorite ever version of this American classic. I guess every family has a different way to make meatloaf.

My nanna cooked hers very plain, while my grandma could knock an army out with the amount of onion and garlic she added to hers! My mother-in-law makes a real juicy one with lots of tomato. My mom and I came up with this recipe together after trying so many variations over the years.

Meatloaf can be a heavy dish, so we upped the sugar and vinegar levels to add sweet and sour notes that work great against the beef. The onion, mustard and tomato add their own punchy flavors, making the whole thing super tasty and delicious!

To make Sweet and Sour Meatloaf, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Sweet and Sour Meatloaf

So, how to make Sweet and Sour Meatloaf?

Steps to make Sweet and Sour Meatloaf


Heat the oven


Preheat oven to 350°F.


Combine the ingredients


Add the beef, eggs, breadcrumbs, onion, seasoning and half of the tomato sauce to a large bowl. Mix until well combined.


Prepare the meatloaf for baking


Tip the meatloaf mixture into a loaf tin and press it down, making a channel around the edges for the sauce to be poured into.


Bake the meatloaf


Bake the meatloaf for 40 minutes.


Make the sauce


In the meantime, place a small pan over a medium heat. Add the rest of the tomato sauce, along with the sugars, mustard and vinegar. Bring the mixture to a boil and then take off the heat.


Add the sauce


After 40 minutes, take the meatloaf out of the oven and pour the sauce over the top. Return to the oven and cook for a further 20 minutes.




Leave the meatloaf to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

This Sweet and Sour Meatloaf certainly packs a punch! What do you think of my family’s favorite recipe? I’d love to hear your thoughts below or tag #cookmerecipes in your meatloaf posts!

Lilly is an enthusiastic and cheerful young mom. She knows as well as any parent that children can be really picky when it comes to food. And she’s had plenty of experience trying to cook meals that are both tasty and nutritious, and able to satisfy the tastes of a fussy kid right away! To save you some precious time, Lilly's going to share with you all the tricks she learned the hard way, so you don’t have to! She has a wealth of recipes for quick and easy meals for kids and families on a budget.

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Total Reviews: 12
Celina Marmolejos

Loving the recipes on this website so far 10 stars if I could give it.

Rilynn Breazeale

Very well made though I kind of like the easy meatloaf more.

Sailor Mahaffie

Obsessed with Lillys meal she always know exactly what i want for dinner lol.

Ailani Zenker

Great recipe thanks for sharing it will be making more meatloafs like this.

Alisa Palzer

I made the sauce but not for the meatloaf I actually put it inside my easy beef burger instead of putting mayo or ketchup, taste so freaking good.

Louise Iturbide

Taking this to the next level by making this and cheesy garlic bread all together! goes so well with the meatloaf too.

Deanna Octave

My family is obsessed with this meatloaf its a huge crowd pleaser and taste amazing with every type of side dish you can think of.

Zaria Vinette

Not too bad but i think there was just too much sugar added so i'd recommend adding half of all the sugar it states.

Pyper Albakri

Instead of ground beef i went for pork which tasted a lot better with the sweet and sour combo.

Araceli Abercrombie

Way too sour for my taste but this was apparently perfect for my hubby so I guess it's still an A+.

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