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 SauceJulia Mueller
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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 ingredientsJulia 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.
Measure your ingredientsJulia Mueller
Step 2: Combine the Ingredients
Add all of the ingredients for the sauce to a mixing bowl.
Add everything to a bowlJulia Mueller
Whisk until well-combined. Taste the sauce for flavor. If desired, add more Worcestershire, mustard, and/or honey to taste.
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!Julia Mueller serve sauce on the side for added flavor Julia Mueller
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