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Hawaiian Meatloaf

The crushed pineapple adds the perfect twist to this meatloaf!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Muffin Tins35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hawaiian meatloaf
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple drained well (reserve the juice)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

For the Sauce

  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • Side dishes suggestions: green beans or corn or fries or mashed potatoes, or baked beans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, eggs, drained crushed pineapple, bread crumbs, salt and pepper.
  • Add half of the mixture to a 9×5 loaf pan, and the other half divided into 12 muffin tins. (Or put the other half into another 9×5 loaf pan.)
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour (for loaf pan) or 20 minutes (for muffin tins).
  • Meanwhile, whisk together 1/2 cup of the reserved pineapple juice with the ketchup and brown sugar. For loaf pan: after 1 hour of cooking, pour the sauce over the top of the meatloaf and bake for another 10-15 minutes. For muffin tins: after 20 minutes, pour the sauce over the top of each cup and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until cooked.
  • Prepare preferred side dishes.
  • Serve Hawaiian Meatloaf with sides.
  • To Freeze: Let come to room temperature, slice into meal size slices, and then place into plastic freezer baggie and place flat into the freezer. Reheat in the microwave when wish to serve again.