Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sweet & Sour Meatloaf

I had an awesome college roommate at Ouachita Baptist University! And I'm so thankful that we are still close friends 20 years later and even though we live many, many miles apart...she's in Amarillo and I'm in East Texas.

I called her today for a fish taco recipe and then we started sharing other recipes & cooking tips...something we do often. And then I remembered my favorite meatloaf recipe that I got from another one of our college friends. I'm going to have to make it again really soon. It's so good!

Sweet & Sour Meatloaf
(I got this from Laura Wood Drury's Mom when I was in graduate school in Memphis years ago. It's still one of my absolute favorites. Do your favorite recipes have food stains on them like mine do? Or am I the only messy cook around?)

1 ½ lb. ground beef

1 c. dry bread crumbs

1 t. salt

¼ t. pepper

2 eggs

1 t. instant minced onion

1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce, divided


Reserved tomato sauce

2 T. brown sugar

2 T. vinegar

½ c. sugar

2 t. prepared mustard

Mix together beef, bread, salt, pepper, & eggs. Add onion and ½ of tomato sauce. Form into a loaf in a 9x5x3 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. In a saucepan, combine topping ingredients. Bring to a boil. Pour over meatloaf after the 50 minutes & bake an additional 10 minutes.

Makes about 6 servings.


  1. Hi! KIM, I love this meatloaf, I have been making this one for a long time! Family loves it, in fact I am so glad you put recipe on here because mine is worn out and dirty!! See! I am to a dirty cook!! LOL! hey, pics of your Easter was so pretty! I loved those cross rice krispy treets! too cute! It all looked very pretty! Have a great Day!! Still miss you guys:)

  2. I am a big fan of meatloaf. Thanks for sharing! And yes, my recipes are food stained, too. :)

  3. I am printing this out! My family would love it!


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