Hawaiian Meatloaf
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 2 - egg(s)
  • 1 - 20 oz. can crushed pineapple
  • 1 - cup(s) breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 - tsp salt
  • 1/2 - tsp pepper
  • 2/3 - cup(s) ketchup
  • 2/3 - cup(s) brown sugar
  • Side: - veggies**
  • Side: - baked beans**
  • 1/2 - cup(s) pineapple juice
  • 2 - 9x5 disposable foil loaf pans
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 lbs. ground beef, 2 eggs, drained crushed pineapple, 1 cup breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.
  3. Add half of the mixture to 2 - 9×5-inch loaf pans, or 2 - 9x5-inch disposable loaf trays.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.
  5. Meanwhile, whisk together 1/2 cup of the reserved pineapple juice with the ketchup and brown sugar. After 1 hour of cooking, pour the sauce over the top of the meatloaf and bake for another 15 minutes, or until completely cooked through.
  6. Serve Hawaiian Meatloaf with side of veggies and baked beans.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Open and drain 2 cans of crushed pineapple. Reserve the pineapple juice.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 4 lbs. ground beef, 4 eggs, 2 cans drained crushed pineapple, 2 cups breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.
  3. Prepare sauce that goes on top of the meatloaf at the end of cooking. Whisk together 1 cup pineapple juice, 1 1/3 cup ketchup and 1 1/3 cup brown sugar. Divide into 4 small containers or baggies and freezer separately near the meatloaf.

Set up 4 disposable 9x5 loaf pans.

  • 1/4 of meatloaf mixture to each loaf pan
  • IMPORTANT: Do not add the sauce to the meatloaf before you freeze it. Prepare it and put it in a small plastic container or baggie and freeze in another bag near/with the meatloaves. Thaw it and brush it on top of the meatloaf towards the end of baking, as directed in the recipe.

Cover with foil or lid, add label to top and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put loaf pans in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight before baking as directed. If cooking from partially thawed, you will need to cover for half of the baking time and cook an additional 30-45 minutes or until completely cooked.

Special notes

The single recipe makes 2 meatloaves. The doubled version will yield 4 meatloaves.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Use gluten-free breadcrumbs.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Hawaiian Meatloaf

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and bake at 375 F for 1 hour. Thaw pre-made sauce or whisk together 1/2 cup pineapple juice, 2/3 cup ketchup, and 2/3 cup brown sugar. After 1 hour, pour sauce on top and bake another 15 minutes, or until cooked through.
Serve with veggies and baked beans.

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