Our easy meatloaf dinner {sugar free syrup topping}

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Love meatloaf? We do! I made an easy meatloaf dinner using the Lipton Soup recipe last weekend for dinner which turned out delicious. I changed a few ingredients as my husband, dad and grandfather are all diabetic. They do cheat sometimes but we “try” to avoid sugar when we can. Keep reading, sugar free syrup is the topping!

easy meatloaf {sugar free topping}

Our easy meatloaf

We have 3 diabetics in our family so I used sugar free maple syrup in place of the brown sugar.
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easy meatloaf {sugar free topping}

Supply List

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 packet lipton onion soup mix
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cup bread crumbs I used Panko Seasoned by 4C
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • parsley
  • Topping:
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp dijion mustard
  • 1/8 sugar free maple syrup use 2tbsp brown sugar if you are not worried about sugar

Instructions : Step by Step

  • Mix beef and eggs together with hands. Add soup mix, ketchup, bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and mix together. Place mixture in 9x13 loaf pan.
  • Mix topping ingredients together and spread on top of meatloaf. I usually sprinkle a little parsley on top.
  • Bake 350 degrees - 1 Hour (uncovered)


Adapted from Lipton Soup
Author: Jessica Bruno

A simple side of corn and mashed potatoes completes the meal. My son loves instant potatoes so I usually boil 4 potatoes and mix in a packet of instant. He never knows the difference :).

easy meatloaf dinner

adapted from Lipton

There are so many  meatloaf recipes that are easy and delicious.   I try to substitute sugar ingredients when possible. Did you know that sugar free maple syrup is a perfect substitute for brown sugar? I am sure there are other substitutes but we always seem to have sugar free syrup on hand. My grandfather is struggling with his sugar and tends to eat whatever he wants. His thought is, he is 84 years old and will eat what he wants. I guess I can’t blame him right? Check out our February favorite recipes by my mom for more dinner ideas.


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  1. I love meatloaf, whether ground beef or turkey. This looks delicious!

    1. Watch out for ketchup – it’s usually pretty high in sugar.

      1. Hey Kelly! Yes, ketchup definitely has some sugar. If they didn’t love it so much, we would do with out 🙂 Maybe I should make it without and see if they even know the difference? 🙂

        1. Yeah, my husband was diagnosed in 08. He loves Hot Sauce so I sub Hot Sauce inside the meatloaf and a can of tomato sauce or paste for the sauce on top. I think it helps a bit with the sugar. But, I’m lucky, my family would rather have something spicy than sweet 🙂

  2. yum,i will have to try this recipe. your pieces look nicely sliced so you probably don’t need this tip, but i learned from a restaurant owner to throw the mixture on counter, knead once or twice and throw again before putting in loaf pan. takes out all air bubbles and meatloaf doesn’t crumble when you cut even thin slices.

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