Delicious Meatloaf Sauce Recipe

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The sauce that goes on top of meatloaf is half the intrigue of the dish. While a meatloaf makes for a hearty, filling meal, it can sometimes be lacking in flavor and is always improved by a delicious meatloaf sauce. Using four basic ingredients - ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and honey - you can make a mouth-watering sauce that requires only 2 minutes of preparation. Plus, this recipe can easily be adapted to fit your own palate with ample room for substitutions. (It's perfect on top of this homemade meatloaf recipe!)

4-Ingredient Meatloaf Sauce
4-Ingredient Meatloaf Sauce (Image: Julia Mueller)

Things You'll Need

  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
How to make meatloaf sauce with just 4 ingredients
How to make meatloaf sauce with just 4 ingredients (Image: Julia Mueller)

Tip

    • You can replace the honey with any jam or preserves - try apricot or fig preserves for a delicious, unique flavor!
    • Replace the Worcestershire sauce with soy sauce to add some Asian flair
    • Use any type of mustard you'd like - stone ground and whole grain mustard works great!
    • To make this recipe sugar-free and paleo-friendly, use a homemade or store-bought paleo ketchup

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

Measure out the ingredients for the meatloaf sauce.

Measure your ingredients
Measure your ingredients (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 2: Combine the Ingredients

Add all of the ingredients for the sauce to a mixing bowl.

Add everything to a bowl
Add everything to a bowl (Image: Julia Mueller)

Whisk until well-combined. Taste the sauce for flavor. If desired, add more Worcestershire, mustard, and/or honey to taste.

(Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 3: Serve on Meatloaf!

Prior to baking your meatloaf in the oven, spread about 2 to 3 tablespoons on top. Once the meatloaf is out of the oven, smear more sauce on top, and/or serve the meatloaf with sauce on the side.

Put sauce to use!
Put sauce to use! (Image: Julia Mueller)
serve sauce on the side for added flavor
serve sauce on the side for added flavor (Image: Julia Mueller)

Try It With This Homemade Meatloaf Recipe

You'll love it!

(Image: Julia Mueller)

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