Morgie's Meatloaf

Morgie's Meatloaf

Morgie’s Meatloaf

Our favorite sweet meatloaf recipe… better yet, call it a Sweetloaf!

There are two types of people in this world. People who like sweet meatloaf (the best people) & people who like savory meatloaf (plain, hot ketchup… yuck!). In this house, we love our sweetloaf! My whole life I hated meatloaf because I had only tried a savory loaf! When I tasted the thick layer of hot ketchup it was an immediate NO for me. In college a friend (Morgie) forced me to try her recipe and my meatloaf world was changed forever! Meatloaf is such a quick, easy meal! We hope you love this recipe!


Before cooking this recipe, please allow plenty of time for thawing your beef! We recommend thawing 1 of 2 ways. Beef thaws best in the refrigerator! For a pound of ground beef, we suggest at least 6 hours of defrost time. Second best option would be thawing in cold water. If your beef is vacuum sealed, you are probably safe to soak the package straight in the water. Otherwise, place your frozen beef in a sealed Ziploc bag for its defrost bath! Change the water out every 20-30 minutes until the meat is fully thawed.

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees!

It really couldn’t be more simple! Start by combining all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl - 1 lb Hickok Hamburger, ketchup, bread crumbs, worcestershire, salt, garlic powder, pepper & 1 egg. Mix the ingredients by hand until they are mixed as evenly as possible!

Line a baking dish with foil and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Take your meatloaf mixture and place it in the dish creating a “loaf” shape. The loaf should be 2-3 inches thick. Cover the dish with foil, then bake your meatloaf covered for 30 minutes. 

While the meatloaf is baking, make the sauce. In a small bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar and honey. Mix well using a fork until the sauce is evenly combined.

After the meatloaf has baked for 30 minutes, remove it from the oven and remove the top layer of foil. Use enough sauce to cover the top of the meatloaf in a thin layer. *Save the remaining sauce to use when serving* Return the dish to the oven, uncovered, and bake for an additional 15 minutes. 

Once the 15 minutes is complete, you’re ready to eat! We like to serve this dish alongside some macaroni and cheese!


Morgie’s Meatloaf

Defrost Time: ~6 hours in refrigerator

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 6



  • 1 lb Hickok Hamburger ground beef
  • 1 C Bread Crumbs
  • ½ C Ketchup
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp Pepper


  •  ½ C Ketchup
  • ¼ C Brown Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Honey


  1. DEFROST MEAT - please make sure you leave enough time to defrost your ground beef completely before starting.
  2. PREHEAT OVEN - 350 degrees
  3. MAKE MEATLOAF - in a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, ketchup, worcestershire, salt, pepper, garlic powder & egg. Mix well with your hands until combined evenly.
  4. BAKE - line a baking dish with foil & spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place your meat mixture in the dish and create a “loaf”. Cover the meatloaf with another piece of foil, then bake for 30 minutes.
  5. MAKE SAUCE - in a small bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar & honey. Mix well with a fork until combined evenly.
  6. After 30 minutes, remove the meatloaf from the oven and uncover. Use some sauce to cover the loaf in a thin layer, then return to the oven for an additional 15 minutes. 
  7. SERVE - serve up the meatloaf with extra sauce and macaroni & cheese on the side!


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