Sauces and Glazes For Your Best Meatloaf Ever

Slow Cooker Tomato-Basil Meatloaf
Photo: Photo: Victor Protasio

A meatloaf glaze doesn't have to be complicated to be delicious. There are so many ways to switch up your standard ketchup and Worcestershire meatloaf glaze recipe to make meatloaf an exciting dinner each week. If you're looking for a little heat, try the Roasted Tomato-and-Dried Chili Sauce. If you're a fan of the classics, but want something that's still different, try the Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce. These recipes will teach you how to make meatloaf sauce, and with a short list of easy ingredients, you'll know these meatloaf glaze recipes by heart in no time. Don't get us wrong, we're all about a simple meatloaf with ketchup on top, but some nights you just want something different. We have several barbecue sauces that would be delicious paired with meatloaf like our South Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce and our Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce.

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Sweet Mustard Barbecue Sauce

Texas BBQ Sauce, Alabama White BBQ Sauce, and South Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce
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Recipe: Sweet Mustard Barbecue Sauce

Switch out your typical meat loaf sauce for something a little tangier. We think that barbecue sauce can be enjoyed with any dish your heart desires.

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Roasted Tomato-and-Dried Chili Sauce

Chicken Tamales with Roasted Tomato-and-Dried Chile Sauce
Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Recipe: Roasted Tomato-and-Dried Chili Sauce

Even though this sauce is originally for a tamales recipe, we think it would be just as good on meatloaf – especially if you're looking for a little extra spice. The char on the vegetables gives them a delicious depth in flavor, before everything's blended together until smooth.

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Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce

Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce
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Recipe: Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce

We think Coca-Cola, a beloved Southern ingredient, deserves a starring role in your meatloaf recipe. The subtle sweetness from our favorite soda mixed with traditional ingredients like ketchup and Worcestershire sauce make this an unmatched pairing for your next family supper.

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Meat Loaf Sauce

Boarding House Meatloaf
Southern Living

Recipe: Meat Loaf Sauce

Five ingredients and ten minutes are all you need to make this easy and delicious Meat Loaf Sauce.

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South Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

South Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Prissy Lee Montiel

Recipe: South Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

Don't be fooled by the name, this condiment goes way beyond BBQ. Yellow mustard is the star of this sauce, though you may pick up faint hints of honey and brown sugar, which replicate the sweetness of honey mustard.

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Honey Barbecue Sauce

Honey Barbecue Sauce
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Recipe: Honey Barbecue Sauce

The subtle sweetness and tang of this condiment pairs well with your favorite meatloaf recipe. This BBQ sauce is so good that we think it deserves to adorn other dishes beside its namesake.

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Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

Slow Cooker Tomato-Basil Meatloaf
Photo: Victor Protasio

Recipe: Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

You'll need just two ingredients to make this sauce that you'll spread on the meatloaf before you bake it in the oven. Top with fresh basil for a delicious and fresh meal.

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Southwestern Sauce

Southwestern Meatloaf Recipe
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Salsa and lime juice give this meatloaf sauce a little extra flair. You could even substitute tortilla chips for breadcrumbs in your meatloaf recipe for a different style of Taco Tuesday.

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Burgundy-Mushroom Sauce

Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Burgundy-Mushroom Sauce
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Recipe: Burgundy-Mushroom Sauce

Cremini mushrooms and fresh rosemary combine for an irresistible and creamy sauce. The Dijon mustard adds just the right amount of tartness to the dish.

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Basic Homemade Tomato Sauce

Cooking Tomato Sauce
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Recipe: Basic Homemade Tomato Sauce

You can never go wrong with a Basic Homemade Tomato Sauce and meatloaf pairing. This recipe only takes a few minutes and a few basic ingredients to prepare.

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Southern Tomato Gravy

Southern Tomato Gravy
Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Erin Merhar

Recipe: Southern Tomato Gravy

This silky Tomato Gravy still has all the delicious components of a tomato sauce, but it's the hint of rosemary that truly rounds out the palate.

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Sweet Onion-Mushroom Gravy

CROP Hamburger Steak With Sweet Onion-Mushroom Gravy
Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe: Sweet Onion-Mushroom Gravy

This gravy is extra easy to make because it has a secret shortcut: gravy mix. After mixing the package with water, sauté the mushrooms and onions together for a delicious and simple meatloaf sauce.

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