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Meatloaf with a meatloaf glaze on top on a plate with green beans.

Meatloaf Glaze Recipe (Meatloaf Sauce)

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Counter Top
  • Cuisine: American


Meatloaf Glaze (Meatloaf Sauce) – take your favorite meatloaf recipe to the next level with this homemade meatloaf glaze! So easy and so good!


  • 1/2 cup ketchup*
  • 1/4 cup bbq sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • (optional) 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke 


  1. Add ingredients to a small bowl; stir to combine.
  2. Taste and adjust any flavors, as desired. 
  3. Use in your favorite meatloaf recipe (we love this classic one, this smoked meatloaf and these mini meatloaf muffins!).


  • Ketchup: I used Primal Kitchen’s ketchup which isn’t super sweet – if you use a different ketchup I would taste before adding in the coconut sugar – you might not want it depending upon your taste!
  • Paleo: to make this paleo use a store-bought ketchup + bbq sauce like Primal Kitchen that is paleo-friendly.
  • Usage: brush on the meatloaf glaze on top of your favorite meatloaf recipe for the last 10 minutes or so of cooking. This will ensure the glaze isn’t overcooked but will still make it tacky and less runny on top of the meatloaf. 
  • Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use within 2 weeks.