1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup ketchup

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

3/4 cup milk

2 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 small onion, chopped

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

3/4 cup finely crushed saltine cracker crumbs



Preheat oven: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 5×9 inch loaf pan.

Prepare the base: Press the brown sugar into the bottom of the prepared loaf pan and spread the ketchup over the sugar.

Mix the ingredients: In a mixing bowl, thoroughly combine all remaining ingredients, shaping them into a loaf.

Place in the pan: Lay the shaped meatloaf on top of the ketchup in the loaf pan.

Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour or until the juices run clear.



Use lean ground beef to reduce excess fat in the meatloaf.

Ensure the meatloaf is shaped evenly to promote even cooking.

Allow the meatloaf to rest for a few minutes before slicing to retain its juices.

Customize the seasoning to your taste preferences; consider adding herbs or spices for additional flavor.

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