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Amish Meatloaf

I can’t rave enough about this recipe for Amish Meatloaf. It is addicting. Did you know meatloaf could be addicting? It is!

I have tried two sweet meatloaf recipes recently. The difference between the two recipes lies in where the sweet component is. In this recipe, the brown sugar is mixed into the meat, with a basic ketchup glaze on top. My other favorite meatloaf recipe has a pineapple preserve glaze on top, so the sweet factor is primarily on top. I love them both, but if I had to choose just one favorite, it would be the Amish Meatloaf.


Amish Meatloaf
6-8 servings
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  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed butter-flavored crackers
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Meatloaf Glaze:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. corn syrup (optional), it makes the glaze a little sticky, but you can leave it out if you want


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together ground beef, crushed crackers, onion, eggs, 3/4 cup ketchup, and 1/4 cup brown sugar until blended. Using a buttered baking dish, mound meat mixture into a loaf shape.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the pre-heated oven, or until cooked through. Add the ketchup glaze half way through cooking.

Recipe from Allrecipes.

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  1. I just ate breakfast, but this made me hungry because I love meat loaf. Also? I really like to eat the left overs for breakfast. 🙂

    I'm totally giving this a try.

    1. I love a heated up slab of leftover meatloaf in a sandwich with sliced onion cooked in a fry pan with the meatloaf ,mayonnaise and catsup… Can't wait to try this recipe! Thank you for sharing

  2. This meatloaf looks mouth watering good! It's a rainy day here and this would be a great recipe to try for dinner. Thanks for sharing!

  3. i made this and loved it! Thanks for sharing…we added a little honey in too. While we have meat on our minds, you might like my infamous Cheeseburger Pie recipe….

  4. I am going to try this recipe. I never thought of adding brown sugar to my meatloaf before.


  5. Have made this twice, and is now my go-to meatloaf recipe!! (And I really liked my mom's recipe until this one… shhhh) This is delicious~ love everything about it.

  6. Hi Ali:
    I'm only a 'home cook', not a chef, but I've been cooking for a long time. I thought that I've perfected Meatloaf over the years, but I'll definately make this Amish Meatloaf. It's easy to prepare, and adding the brown suger must give it a very interesting flavor. I've always added chopped green peppers to my meatloaf, but I'll make this Meatloaf just as it's written. (Don't ya' just hate it when people 'tweak' your original recipe?)

  7. Now, THIS is more like Mom's than any other I've seen!!! She's also used saltines sometimes. And yeah, she added the green peppers! I've never understood just pouring tomato sauce on top. That nice, thick baked ketchup is a kid's idea of DIVINE. Yum…mom served hers with mashed potatoes and peas. With a peach half stuffed with cottage cheese. Dang, girl…you've just made me really hungry.

  8. I made it like a month ago. FIRST TIME MAKING MEATLOAF might I add. And my son and hubby LOVED it! I am making it again tonight!

  9. I have been making this meatloaf for over a year now. I love it. My modifications have been to add just a little a couple of tablespoons of worcestershire to the meatloaf recipe for a more rounded taste. To the topping, I add couple of tablespoons of corn syrup and brown sugar to complement the brown sugar in the meatloaf. It is delicious without adding anything. But my add-ins, make it the tops.

    1. I'll try out your tweaks next time I make this. I actually made two meatloaves last night using this recipe. It is a goodie 🙂

  10. your stupid site just printed out 15 pages of photos and no recipe! wake up to yourself and make it work! you are destroying the planet!!!

    1. Under every post on this website there is a green "PRINT" button that allows you pick and choose what you want to print. You can also copy and paste a recipe into a word document so that you only print the recipe. You can also simply highlight the text and choose to print the 'selected text.'

      There are a lot of options for you, but I guess instead you would rather act like a complete fool.