Easy, Main courses

Sweet and Sour Meat Loaf

sweet and sour meatloaf

Meatloaf doesn’t have to be your humdrum Mom’s meatloaf. You can jazz it up a gazillion different ways. When you’re looking for a change, this sweet and sour meatloaf is a great option. Everyone loves this saucy meat main course. It makes its own sauce and it’s a cinch to put together.

Sweet and Sour Meatloaf

Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 minced onion
  • 12 snack crackers, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a 9-inch pie plate, mix together beef, onion, crushed crackers, pepper, salt, a ½ cup of the tomato sauce, and the egg. Form into a mound one inch smaller than the pie plate.
  3. Mix together remaining tomato sauce, vinegar, mustard, and brown sugar. Pour over meat loaf. Pour water around edge of loaf.
  4. Bake in oven for one hour.
  5. Cut meatloaf into slices and serve with sauce from pie plate.