Try a meatloaf glaze on your homemade meatloaf or on a roasted vegetable meatloaf. The trick is to whip up the glaze while the meatloaf is in the oven. Then, after it's been cooking for around an hour, spread the glaze over the meatloaf, and continue to bake for another 20 minutes or so. Friends and family will be asking for the secret ingredient after taking just one bite!
Meatloaf Glaze Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need:
½ cup ketchup
4 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons white vinegar
Combine the ketchup, sugar and vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside. You can either spread the mixture over the meatloaf, sticking it back in the oven to bake for another 20 minutes, or you can heat the sauce in a saucepan over low heat for a thicker glaze.
Ketchup Balsamic Glaze
For this type of glaze, take the basic ingredients-the ½ cup of ketchup and 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, and mix in 1 large diced zucchini, 1 diced red bell pepper, 1 diced yellow pepper and 1 diced yellow onion. Whisk the mixture together, and spread it over the meatloaf, baking for another 15 to 20 minutes.
Spicy Meatloaf Glaze
When cooking meatloaf, you might not want something sweet. If that's the case, take ½ cup of ketchup, 3 teaspoons of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of horseradish, 2 tablespoons of spicy brown mustard and ½ teaspoon of mustard powder. Whisk together the components, and spread over the meatloaf.
For a simple glaze, try adding just a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. The meal goes well with baked or mashed potatoes, some spinach and carrots.
If you want to know how to make meatloaf healthy, the trick is to use lean meats and add in tons of veggies. If you don't want to use meat, try ground chicken or ground turkey.
Many Amish meatloaf recipes originated in Ohio and in neighboring regions. The key ingredient in any Amish meatloaf is two strips of real bacon.