A lot of folks use the ketchup glaze on top of their meatloaf and let it bake with the meatloaf which gives extra flavor to the meatloaf.
This glaze is very flavorful and is often used as a sauce after serving the meatloaf also.
If you decide to bake your meatloaf without this ketchup glaze on top then you can still be able to use the glaze to flavor your individual slices of meatloaf as they are served. I do this because I offer the glaze or brown gravy.
Unglazed meatloaf also makes a better left-over for the purposes of meatloaf sandwiches.
This sweet and tangy glaze starts with a base of ketchup brown sugar yellow mustard and cider vinegar and it also works very well on many barbecue items.
I have used this glaze recipe at the barbecue grill on pork chops, ribs, chicken, hamburgers and the taste is surprisingly good.
This spectacular glaze can also be served in the place of ketchup or other sauces and dips on grilled, roasted and fried potatoes and roasted or deep-fried vegetables.
Now, I must admit that the taste of this glaze is far better when it’s baked with the meatloaf and permitted to caramelize a little bit.
That being said, if you intend to serve your meatloaf in different ways it might not be best to top it with the glaze.
What to do with the left-over glaze.
This glaze will hold up to 10 days at least under refrigeration so, you have so many things that you can do to use up this glaze. You can put it on burgers, fries, use it as a light barbecue sauce or a dip for breaded fried vegetables. There is a plethora of things you can do with your left-over glaze.
Can I freeze it?
This is a ketchup base sauce and it will not freeze well so, it’s best for refrigeration storage only.
Ketchup Glaze for meat loaf and barbecue
Combine all ingredients except ketchup, stir until sugar is almost dissolved.
Add ketchup and mix until well blended.
Best served warm or room temperature.
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 55
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 0.3g1%
- Sodium 603mg26%
- Total Carbohydrate 13.7g5%
- Dietary Fiber 0.3g2%
- Sugars 12.1g
- Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.