A family favourite - savoury glazed meatloaf

The meatloaf is baked with the tomato and sugar glaze, forming a crust that is irresistible.

This meatloaf recipe was handed down by my mother-in-law.  It’s a favourite in her family and a favourite now in mine.  It makes a meal you can eat for two days, or serve a whole family inexpensively, and it looks and tastes very different to the boring, meatloaf of old times! Enjoy! 


  • 750g beef mince
  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 Tbs worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbs tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 170g evaporated milk



  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbs brown sugar



Pre heat oven to 180°C. Combine all ingredients for the glaze and put to the side.

Mix together all other ingredients for meatloaf. Note: the mixture will be quite moist. Gently transfer and press into a greased loaf tin. Bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven and place meatloaf on a tray. Bush the glaze over loaf and return to oven for another 50 – 60 minutes.

Once cooked through, serve hot with some vegetables and mash potato.  


[ED:  I do a double of the glaze and smother the meatloaf – it crusts up beautifully and everyone fights over the ends in our family]


You can’t beat a slice of meatloaf on a sandwich the next day! One of our favourite lunches of all time.