Easy Mini Meatloaves - A great recipe and always popular with busy families. freezer friendly and very handy if you need to make ahead of time.

 

Jeanette is a busy mom to say the least! So she is always looking for ways to make her meals easy, quicker and of course tasty.

Here with Jeanette's Easy Meatloaves, Jeanette often makes up a batch or two for freezing, and prefers the mini ones as opposed to the large meatloaf because they are quicker to cook, easy to store in the freezer in portions and the kids absolutely LOVE them! See how Jeanette makes this tasty family meal!

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Recipe from Jeanette Neumann-Melone

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes (approx)

Yield: 8 Persons

Ingredients

Use your favorite meat loaf mixture or you can use mine below.

1 lb / 450 g extra lean ground beef
1/2 cup / 120 ml water
3/4c breadcrumbs (this is a guess I do about 3 handfuls)
1/8c ketchup (also a guess - I just squeeze a blob)
1 egg
couple of dashes of worcestershire
1/2 pkg of lipton onion soup mix

OR make your own soup mix as follows. This mixture makes up the equivalent of 1 package. use HALF of this for the meatloaf recipe.

4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules,
8 teaspoons dried onion flakes,
1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon seasoned
pepper

Instructions

1. Pre-heat oven to 375F / 190 C / gas 5. Spray muffin pan cups with cooking spray or whatever your preference.
2. Mix ingredients with hands until just combined.
3. Press meatloaf mixture into 12 muffin cups
4. Make small indentation in center of each meatloaf, top with a little ketchup.
Bake 30 / 35 minutes

Tip: Place a tray underneath to catch any fat whilst cooking.

*** Please note, these ones in the photo below, I pre - made minus the ketchup (for the freezer) -so just pretend there's a yummy caramelized tomato topping or an ooey gooey cheese topping. You add that when you are ready to reheat from the freezer!

Easy Mini Meatloaves - A great recipe and always popular with busy families. freezer friendly and very handy if you need to make ahead of time.

 

Reheating guide from FROZEN :
For the oven, place the mini meatloaves on a cookie sheet lined with foil and then in oven 300 F 50 mins (reached internal temp of 150) for whole tray.
For the microwave, microwave 6 mins on 50% from frozen for 2 pieces

Easy Mini Meatloaves
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Servings: 8
Ingredients
Use your favorite meat loaf mixture or you can use mine below.
  • 1 lb / 450 g extra lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup / 120 ml water
  • 3/4 c breadcrumbs this is a guess I do about 3 handfuls
  • 1/8 c ketchup also a guess - I just squeeze a blob
  • 1 egg
  • couple of dashes of worcestershire
  • 1/2 pkg of lipton onion soup mix
OR make your own soup mix as follows. This mixture makes up the equivalent of 1 package. use HALF of this for the meatloaf recipe.
  • 4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 8 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon seasoned
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375F / 190 C / gas 5. Spray muffin pan cups with cooking spray or whatever your preference.
  2. Mix ingredients with hands until just combined.
  3. Press meatloaf mixture into 12 muffin cups
  4. Make small indentation in center of each meatloaf, top with a little ketchup.
  5. Bake 30 / 35 minutes
Reheating guide from FROZEN :
  1. For the oven, place the mini meatloaves on a cookie sheet lined with foil and then in oven 300 F 50 mins (reached internal temp of 150) for whole tray.
  2. For the microwave, microwave 6 mins on 50% from frozen for 2 pieces
Easy Mini Meatloaves - A great recipe and always popular with busy families. freezer friendly and very handy if you need to make ahead of time.

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6 thoughts shared

    1. Hi Wendy, I would check for them being cooked through after around 20 – 25 minutes. They will have a shorter cook time as you know, so keep an eye on them. Hope that helps!

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    KayDawn McCoy

    says:

    You should really try grating up zuchinni and adding it and even carrots into the meat mixture. This is how I do my meatloafs and it makes them moist and a little different flavor. Plus it is a great way to get the kids to eat some veggies. :)

    1. Hi Cathy, Jeanette has offered this advice, and she is going to try in the oven next week, so will add some details then also.
      They heat up very well in the microwave!
      2pcs from frozen in microwave 50% power take about 5 mins (i wd guess thawed on High power for 2mins)