While there are plenty of meatloaf recipes out there, this sweet and tangy meatloaf recipe is one of our favorite family dinner recipes. It is such an easy meatloaf recipe, but you’d never know it from the taste.
This ground beef recipe uses plenty of great seasonings to make a great flavor profile for this easy family dinner. It is so simple and made with ingredients you can easily find if you don’t already have everything right in your pantry.
One thing I love about meatloaf is that it is a recipe I know my kids will eat and not complain about because it has the sweetness from the brown sugar and a little bit of tanginess from the apricots.
Ingredients Needed For This Sweet and Tangy Meatloaf Recipe:
- Ground beef
- Plain bread crumbs
- Garlic powder
- Worcestershire sauce
- Brown Sugar
- Apricot preserves
How To Make This Sweet and Tangy Meatloaf Recipe:
This is such an easy meatloaf recipe to make. Just start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
Then, in a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, plain breadcrumbs, egg, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, and apricot preserves.
Mix it all together until all the ingredients are well combined.
Then, dump the ground beef mixture into a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan, smashing it down to make sure the meat is pushed together to form the loaf.
Once that is done, place the loaf pan in the oven and bake it for 40-50 minutes.
While that is cooking, in a small mixing bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, and apricot preserves to create the glaze.
When the meat has cooked, remove it from the oven and spread the glaze on top and return the meatloaf back to the oven and let it cook for another 20 minute.
Then just pull it out and serve it with your favorite sides!
To Make This Ground Beef Recipe You Will Need:
- Large mixing bowl
- 9×5 inch loaf pan (THIS a great one!)
- Small mixing bowl
- Pastry brush