Meatloaf Sauce Recipe: Sweet, Savory, and Irresistible!

This fantastic homemade meatloaf is so juicy and tender inside, and it’s got this amazing sweet and tangy glaze that makes it super flavorful. Enjoy it with mashed potatoes and a side of asparagus for a yummy meal.

And don’t forget about the meatloaf sauce! It’s a simple topping made with just a few ingredients, and it’s really quick to make. Give it a try on your next meatloaf – you’re gonna love it!

Meatloaf Sauce Recipe

Meatloaf Sauce Recipe

Get ready to make your meatloaf amazing with this super easy 3-ingredient sauce! All you need is ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar. This quick recipe uses stuff you probably already have at home, and it adds a delicious flavor to your meatloaf or meatballs in no time.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 50 kcal


  • Small Bowl
  • Spoon or whisk


  • ¼ cup Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Brown sugar


  • In a small bowl, mix together the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar until well combined.
  • If using for meatloaf, brush the sauce on during the last 20-30 minutes of cooking.
  • If using for meatballs, brush the sauce on during the last 10 minutes of cooking.


  • If you prefer a sweeter sauce, add an extra teaspoon of brown sugar.
  • For a bit of heat, add a pinch of chili powder or a few drops of hot sauce.
  • If the sauce is too thick, you can thin it out with a teaspoon of water or apple cider vinegar.

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition Value
Calories50 kcal

Can I Use White Sugar Instead?

Can I Use White Sugar Instead?

It’s best to use brown sugar for this recipe because it gives a richer flavour. But if you don’t have any, white sugar will work too. Just remember, the sauce might not be as tasty.

What is the Best Alternative to Worcestershire Sauce in This Recipe?

If you don’t have Worcestershire sauce, you can use soy sauce or tamari sauce instead. Both will give a similar savoury flavour to the sauce.

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