Delicious Meatloaf Sauce Recipe

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!)

Jar of meatloaf sauce with meatloaf in the background 4-Ingredient Meatloaf Sauce Image Credit: Julia Mueller

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Things You\’ll Need

  • 3/4 cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons honey

Meatloaf sauce ingredients How to make meatloaf sauce with just 4 ingredients Image Credit: Julia Mueller


  • 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.

Meatloaf sauce ingredients measured out Measure your ingredients Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Step 2: Combine the Ingredients

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

sauce ingredients in a bowl Add everything to a bowl Image Credit: Julia Mueller

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

Bowl of meatloaf sauce

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.

Meatloaf with sauce on top Put sauce to use! Image Credit: Julia Mueller Meatloaf sauce with meatloaf in the background serve sauce on the side for added flavor Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Try It With This Homemade Meatloaf Recipe

You'll love it!

Recipe for Homemade Meatloaf

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