Dutch Meat Loaf – Meatloaf Monday

This meatloaf may well be your mother’s meat loaf. The original recipe lived for years on the cans of Hunt’s tomato sauce that she bought. It has a slightly sweet glaze topping that adds a bit of interest to an otherwise boring retro recipe. I suppose I really mean adds interest to a very basic meatloaf recipe!

Dutch Meat Loaf

1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 medium onion, chopped
1 8 oz can Hunt’s Tomato Sauce
1 egg
11/2 tsps salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3/4 cup water
2 tbs brown sugar, packed
2 tbs prepared mustard
1 tbs vinegar

In a medium bowl, lightly mix beef, bread crumbs, onion, 1/2 can tomato sauce, egg, salt and pepper. Shape into a loaf in shallow baking pan. Combine remaining tomato sauce with the rest of ingredients; pour over loaf. Bake at 350 F. 1 1/4 hours . Baste loaf several times. Makes 5 to 6 servings.


  1. 5 Stars! My most favorite meatloaf recipe. Very retro & very comforting!

  2. 🙂

    So, what do you like to serve it with? And do you like it better right away, or the next day as a meatloaf sandwich?

  3. Mashed potatoes, green beans & pear salad. I only like it right away; not a meatloaf sandwich fan.
    I haven’t had this in a long time; thanks for reminding me.

  4. Pear salad is something I haven’t had in a long time. I should do that soon. How do you make yours?

  5. Just pear (canned of course), cream cheese,a dab of mayo & a cherry!

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