Classic Comfort: Homemade Meatloaf with Sweet & Tangy Sauce

Oui Chef Season 3 Episode 7

There’s something undeniably comforting about the aroma of a freshly baked meatloaf wafting through the kitchen—a timeless classic that never fails to evoke feelings of warmth and nostalgia. Today, we’re sharing a recipe for homemade meatloaf that’s sure to become a staple in your culinary repertoire.

This recipe combines the rich flavors of ground beef and pork with aromatic garlic, zesty green onions, and a hint of heat from hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce. A dash of dry mustard adds depth, while rolled oats provide texture and help bind everything together. The result? A perfectly seasoned meatloaf that’s tender, juicy, and bursting with flavor.

But what truly sets this meatloaf apart is the sweet and tangy sauce that crowns each slice with irresistible flavor. Made with a simple yet flavorful combination of butter, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, and dry mustard, this sauce caramelizes beautifully as it bakes, adding a deliciously sticky glaze to the top of the meatloaf.

To prepare, simply line a loaf pan with parchment paper for easy removal, then mix together all the ingredients and press the mixture into the pan. After baking, drain any excess liquid, top with the tomato sauce, and return to the oven to allow the flavors to meld and the sauce to bubble and caramelize.

Once baked to perfection, allow the meatloaf to rest, giving the juices time to redistribute and the loaf to firm up. Then, with a few quick slices, you’re ready to serve up a hearty and satisfying meal that’s sure to please the whole family.

So, whether you’re craving a taste of home or simply seeking comfort in a familiar dish, this homemade meatloaf with sweet and tangy sauce is sure to hit the spot. Gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to enjoy a classic comfort food favorite that’s guaranteed to warm both body and soul.

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Homemade Meatloaf with Sweet & Tangy Sauce

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 4


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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup green onions, diced
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup rolled oats

Meatloaf Sauce

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp dry mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper leaving an overhang on both ends. These “handles” will make it easy to remove the loaf from the pan.
  3. In a medium size bowl, mix all ingredients until well incorporated then press into the loaf pan.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile prepare the topping; melt the butter, add the brown sugar and allow caramelizing, add the ketchup, vinegar, and dry mustard, whisk and set aside.
  6. Remove the meatloaf from oven and drain the liquid, top with the meatloaf sauce and place back in the oven for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and allow to sit for 15 minutes, giving the juices time to be absorbed and allowing the loaf to firm up.
  7. Run a knife along the sides and lift the loaf out of the pan and onto a cutting board.
  8. Slice and serve.
  • Category: entrees, beef, oui chef, recipes