Moist Amish Sauerkraut Meatloaf Recipe: This Meatloaf Recipe Is So Flavorful by 30Seconds Food

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Moist Amish Sauerkraut Meatloaf Recipe: This Meatloaf Recipe Is So Flavorful

Sauerkraut has some surprising health benefits, so why not add some to your meatloaf like the Amish do? This Amish sauerkraut meatloaf recipe has two kinds of meat and other flavorful ingredients that produces a moist meatloaf.

The easy sauerkraut meatloaf recipe is made with rye breadcrumbs, a can of sauerkraut, onions, garlic, butter, eggs, milk, mustard, salt, dried thyme, ground beef and bulk sausage. The mixture is baked for about one hour before being topping with a mixture of ketchup and brown sugar. So must flavor in so little time!

If you don't like rye bread, use whatever bread you do like for the breadcrumbs. You can use whatever type of sausage you enjoy, too. From pork roll breakfast sausage to mild, sweet or hot Italian sausage. Serve this easy meatloaf recipe with mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetables. The leftovers make a fantastic meatloaf sandwich. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Servings: 6 



  • 2 cups rye breadcrumbs
  • 1 can (16 ounces) sauerkraut
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound bulk sausage


Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine the ketchup and brown sugar. Set aside.
  2. Cook the onion and garlic in the butter until soft. 
  3. Put all the meatloaf ingredients into a large bowl. Mix together.
  4. Form the meat into a loaf in a loaf pan or casserole dish.
  5. Bake in a preheated 375-degree F oven for about 1 hour. After 40 minutes baste with the ketchup and brown sugar mixture.

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Elisa Schmitz
This sounds so hearty and good. Comfort food, yum!
Yummy recipe. 😋
David Armstrong
Made with Kim Chi instead of sauerkraut for a hotter more Asian flavor! Added ginger and soy to the sauce.
Donna John
Love that you made it hotter. I'm all for hot! Thanks for sharing your tips for this recipe. David Armstrong
My late mother's family is Mennonite so always different recipes popping up
Can reg bread crumbs be used? I dont have any rye bread....
Donna John
Of course. Use what you have!

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