Homemade Meatloaf Sauce is an easy and delicious topping to put on your meatloaf. It’s quick to put together with a few simple ingredients, and tastes absolutely delicious. Try it on your next meatloaf – you will love it!
I think by now you’ll know that I have a thing for meatloaf. I mean, looking at you… Mozzarella Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf!
I also enjoy a good BBQ Turkey Meatloaf, but the last time I was just about to make one, I realized I was all out of BBQ sauce. Gasp, shock, what!
I contemplated making my own BBQ sauce (just without the pineapple chunks), but then I figured I could probably do something even easier, without having to boil it to thicken.
And I was right!
Thus, my homemade meatloaf sauce was born.
Making homemade meatloaf sauce is incredibly easy:
- Stir everything together and use on meatloaf.
- That’s it.
Making homemade sauce and condiments is actually ridiculously simple, which is why I’ve been doing it more and more to save money and also to eat a little healthier.
Once you start making your own condiments, you’ll ask yourself why you ever bought them in the first place.
The same goes for salad dressings, by the way!
But what goes into a sauce for meatloaf?
Nothing spectacular, really.
- tomato paste
- Worcestershire sauce
- fruit preserves
You can switch up the fruit preserves however you like, my favorite is apricot.
You can even leave them out and substitute some extra honey, if you’re scared your meatloaf will be too fruity. (But I very much encourage you to try it – it’s delicious!)
We also love adding a pinch of smoked paprika to the meatloaf sauce sometimes, for that smoky BBQ flavor. Yum!
For a 1 pound meatloaf you need about 1/2 cup of sauce, which this recipe makes. if you make a 2 pound meatloaf, simply double it and you should be fine.
I guess I’m pretty happy I was all out of BBQ sauce that day – I still love a good meatloaf smothered in BBQ sauce, but this homemade one is going to become a regular in my meatloaf rotation.
And yes, meatloaf rotation is very much a thing, ha!
Get the printable meatloaf sauce recipe for your binder here:
Homemade Meatloaf Sauce
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- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons hot water
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons fruit preserves we love apricot
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Salt to taste
- Stir together all ingredients until a smooth paste forms. Use on meatloaf as directed in your recipe.