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Mini meatloaves on a wire cooling rack, with a side of peas.
The Very Best Mini Meatloaves.
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

This recipe is truly the base for a customized meatloaf of your choice. Leave it as is for more of a meatball taste, or toss in the veggies and sneak them to your kids.

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatloaf
Servings: 6
Calories: 250 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce divided
  • 1/2 cup italian bread crumbs or crushed saltine crackers
  • pepper
  • onion salt
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine ground beef, half of tomato sauce, bread crumbs, egg, and seasonings.
  2. Using clean or gloved hands, mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  3. Divide between 3 mini loaf pans.

  4. Evenly distributer remaining half of the tomato sauce to the tops of mini meat loaves.  Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until internal temperature is 350 degrees.
Recipe Notes

Mini Meatloaves Q&A

Do I Cover Meatloaf While Baking?

For this recipe - no.  These mini loaves cook much faster than a traditional loaf, so there is no need to cover these little guys while baking.

Does this meatloaf stay moist?

It sure does.  Another perk to making your meatloaf mini, is that it stays nice and moist.  Another trick is including tomato sauce in the meatloaf.  It combines with the breadcrumbs creating moisture while it is baked.

Can I add ingredients?

Don't feel like you have to leave this recipe as is.  If you like onions, or shredded carrots in your meatloaf - add them in.  This recipe is truly the base for a customized meatloaf of your choice.  Leave it as is for more of a meatball taste, or toss in the veggies and sneak them to your kids.

What should I serve with mini meatloaves?

Serve with mashed potatoes and honey glazed carrots for the perfect home cooked meal.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes!  This recipe is a great one to double.  The recipe as is, makes 3 mini loaves.  Double to make 6.

Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Mini Meatloaves.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 393mg17%
Potassium 362mg10%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 223IU4%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.