My mom always topped meatloaf with ketchup. When I grew up I moved on to chili sauce, but recently I have experimented with my own sauce.
I know this sauce looks involved, but you really just need to dump and simmer. Simple.
I have a feeling that this will make an excellent BBQ sauce. I’m going to test it out.
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1 cup Chardonnay
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tony Chachere’s
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
1 teaspoon molasses
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 pinch ground thyme
Combine all ingredients and simmer until reduced.
This may look like a lot of work, but the sweet tanginess with a touch of spice makes a great sauce for meatloaf.
Or you can be lazy and reach for the ketchup. At least use balsamic ketchup.
(If you really feel adventurous, enjoy your meatloaf with remoulade sauce).