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Zesty Manwich Meatloaf

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

This zesty meatloaf has all the delicious flavors of your favorite comfort food with a surprising kick. It’s sure to be a hit with your family!

Zesty Manwich Meatloaf

Meatloaf is my husband’s favorite comfort food. It was his idea to make this, actually, when we were asked to create another yummy recipe for Manwich. Out of the three flavors — Original, Bold, and Thick & Chunky, the Thick & Chunky is by far our favorite. And because Manwich is a meatless sauce, you can add it to pasta or veggie dishes with no problem. Read more about their products here.

Manwich Flavors - Original, Bold and Thick & Chunky

And if you’re not sure what to serve on the side, I have some recommendations for you. Our Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes are divine, and you can’t beat homemade Creamy Crock Pot Mac & Cheese when you’re craving comfort food. Our roasted baby carrots go great with this meal, too!

Manwich Monday is a great way to kick off the week with tasty meals that you can have on the dinner table in no time flat. I know what you’re thinking… meatloaf is hard! But this one totally isn’t. You just chuck everything into a bowl, mix it, put it in your loaf pan, and let the oven do the work. Seriously easy stuff, folks.

Here’s the meatloaf all by itself… Okay, after my husband and son took half of it. They just couldn’t wait! Doesn’t it look scrumptious? Thick, hearty and zesty… We’ll be one of our staple Manwich Monday Recipes because it’s so easy.

Delicious, Zesty Meatloaf using Manwich Sauce

Want the recipe? Here it is. It’s super easy!


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Zesty Manwich Meatloaf

Donella Crigger
This zesty meatloaf with Manwich sauce is a tasty twist on a classic comfort food.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins


  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 c. bread crumbs
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can Manwich Thick & Chunky
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar


  • Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, egg, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 can of Manwich Thick & Chunky in a large bowl until combined.
  • Pack into a loaf pan.
  • Make topping with the other 1/2 can of Manwich mixed with the brown sugar.
  • Spread over meatloaf.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Meatloaf with Manwich Topping

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Recipe Rating

PJ Donaldson

Tuesday 10th of January 2023

Recipe is from the can of manwich. I make it often. The only way I claim a recipe is if I change the original, ya know, copyright and stuff.

Donella Crigger

Friday 13th of January 2023

I literally have 3 cans of Manwich in my cupboards right now — 3 different flavors — and this recipe isn't on the back of any of them. Also, this recipe was published in September 2015 — seven and a half years ago. I don't recall seeing any other Manwich meatloaf at the time, but meatloaf recipes are pretty basic when you look at them, usually with minor variations on the sauce and/or what gets combined with the meat. Also, as you can clearly see, this was a sponsored post for the Manwich brand, so if there were any conflicts, the brand would have surely let me know... 7 1/2 years ago or in the meanwhile since.


Tuesday 4th of October 2022

Turned out delicious! Ty for sharing.

Donella Crigger

Friday 4th of November 2022

So glad it turned out for you! My husband asked for this again recently. If you like the tang of Manwich, it's definitely a winner.


Monday 27th of September 2021

I have one in the oven now. I made one years ago when Manwich had the recipe on the inside of the label, but had been unable to find one until today. Harris Teeter had a special on Manwich for $0.88 a can...what a deal; so, I bought several cans. Looking forward to making more Manwich recipes. Many thanks!!!

Donella Crigger

Tuesday 5th of October 2021

That's a good deal on the Manwich! Thanks for your comment. :)


Friday 24th of March 2017

Absolutely delicious meatloaf, and very easy. I put 1 TBSP of the brown sugar in with the meat mixture, turned out yummy!

Donella Crigger

Tuesday 4th of April 2017

Thanks for the feedback, Andrea! I bet the brown sugar is yummy and sweetens up the tangy-ness a bit. :)


Saturday 4th of March 2017

This makes a fantastic meat loaf. I served with home baked mac-n-cheese and mixed vege's. We don't care for Worcestershire sauce so I subbed katsup. I'll be passing this recipe on to my sis.


Thursday 5th of October 2017

Had to come back and tell you my sis and her hubby really like your recipe. She said it will be the only meatloaf they have now and she also shared with her grown children. :-)

Donella Crigger

Sunday 5th of March 2017

So glad you liked it, Deb!