Individual Meatloaves with Sorghum Topping

 This recipe for sorghum topping for meatloaves is on the jar of Maasdam’s Sorghum, and it’s delicious.  I used one of my usual meatloaf recipes cut down to two individual loaves, and cut down the topping as well.  They used ¼ cup ketchup and ¼ cup sorghum for a 2 pound meatloaf.  This has become one of my favorite meatloaf recipes.
We really like sorghum syrup, and feel lucky that we can buy locally produced sorghum, from a family-owned mill we have toured.    It is sold nationwide, however, and I know there are lots of local producers throughout the South too.   So here’s a meal straight from Grandma’s kitchen…with homemade mashed potatoes with Amish roll butter and garden peas and peppers.    
Individual Meatloaves with Sorghum Topping
  1        egg
  3        Tablespoons  Milk
 1/3      cup  Saltine Crackers -- crushed
  3        tablespoons  chopped onion -- or 1 tablespoon dried onion soaked in 1 tbsp. milk
     1/4 teaspoon  salt
     1/4 Teaspoon  Sage
  1       Dash  pepper
     1/2 pound  Lean Ground Beef
  1       Tablespoon  ketchup
  1       Tablespoon  Sorghum
In a bowl, beat egg. Add the milk, cracker crumbs, onion, salt, sage and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into two loaves; place in a greased shallow baking dish.  Flatten the tops of the loaves.
Combine the ketchup and sorghum; spoon over meat loaves. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°; drain.
Yield: 2 mini meat loaves.

  "Maasdam's Sorghum Mills"


  1. My family grew sorghum cane until my grandfather passed away in 1965. We processed it with neighboring farmers for years, moving all the needed equipment each year, so that the distance was equitable to each land owner over time. YUM! I grew up eating sorghum or white syrup instead of sugar and pancake syrup. Heated with melted butter and scooped up with hot biscuits, it can't be beat. This is one recipe I will try, for sure!

    1. You'll like's now one of our favorites.


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