Recipe: Tennessee Meatloaf

Craving meatloaf but you’re tired of the same recipe? Thankfully, Allrecipes has provided a unique recipe to offer a delicious change to your idea of meatloaf. This Tennessee Meatloaf will change your view on meatloaf as you know it. The brown sugar glaze is perfect for upcoming holidays. Serve with fresh mashed potatoes and homemade rolls for the perfect dinner.


The Brown Sugar Glaze

The Meatloaf

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1/2 pound of ground veal
  • 1/2 pound of ground pork
  • 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce, Tabasco
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 large eggs, they need to be slightly beaten
  • 1 onion, chopped up
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped up
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2/3 cup of quick cooking oats


  • 2 9X5-inch loaf pans
  • A small mixing bowl
  • A large mixing bowl
  • A covered microwave container
  • Gloves


The first step is to make the brown sugar glaze. Take a small mixing bow and combine the brown sugar, the cider vinegar, and the ketchup. The most important part is making sure to mix them well. After this, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Use the cooking spray to spray both of the 9×5-inch loaf pans. Or if you want the pans to be easier to clean, line them with foil.

The next step is to place the chopped onion and chopped green bell pepper into the microwave container. These need to be cooked until they are soft to the touch. This will usually take between 1 to 2 minutes, once it is softened set the container on the side.

In the large mixing bowl, add the hot sauce, mustard, black pepper, garlic, seasoned salt, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, oats, and milk. Make sure to mix this well. Once the ingredients are mixed together, add the cooked green pepper and the cooked onions. Using gloves, mix in the veal, beef, and pork into the bowl. The ingredients need to be thoroughly worked together. Ideally, they would be evenly distributed.

Once the ingredients are mixed together, split the mixture in half. Place each half in a pan. Take a brush and use it to distribute the glaze onto the meatloaf. Make sure to keep a small portion of the glaze to save for later. The meatloaf needs to bake for 50 minutes.

Once the 50 minutes is up, carefully remove the pans from the oven, Drain the fat from the meatloaf. Use the rest of the glaze to put over the meatloaf . Place it back into the oven and let it cook for 10 more minutes. Once the 10 minutes is up, remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it stand for about 10 to 15 minutes.

This recipe is easy to follow and pretty easy to make. It should only take about an hour! After that, serve and enjoy!

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