artsy-fartsy mama: Perfect Mini Meatloaf

Perfect Mini Meatloaf

My mom's meatloaf recipe was one of my favorites growing up, but I was too nervous to try it out myself. I've always perceived meatloaf to be some complicated recipe that took way too long to cook. So, when my husband requested meatloaf for dinner one night, I decided to take the plunge. I got my mom's recipe, and realized I should have been making it all along. So much easier than I thought, and it comes out perfect every time!!

Perfect Mini Meatloaf at #recipe #easydinner #lowcarb

1 1/2 lb Ground Beef
1 Egg
1/2 c Quick-Cook Oats OR 1 cup Bread Crumbs/Cracker Crumbs (add more if mixture is too wet)
1/2-1 Small Onion
Seasoning Salt and Pepper (to taste)
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce (optional)

1/3 cup Ketchup
2 Tbsp Mustard
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

Perfect Mini Meatloaf at #recipe #easydinner #lowcarb

  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ
  2. In a bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, onion, and oats (or bread/cracker crumbs). Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  3. Roll meat into a 2" balls and place in muffin tin. If you want to make a meat"loaf", place meat in a lightly greased 5x9 inch loaf pan.
  4. Bake mini meatloaf for 15 minutes (loaf for about 45-60 minutes)
  5. While meatloaf is baking, mix together ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar in a small bowl until combined.
  6. Take meatloaf out of the oven, and add some topping to the meatloaf. Bake for another 5-10 minutes.
  7. Pair with slow cooker mashed potatoes and enjoy!
This recipe really is super easy, and making them mini-sized is perfect if you're dieting and want to control portion sizes, not to mention it's a great size for kids! Or, make a bunch as a fun appetizer on game day!


  1. What a great idea to do little ones! I just made a meatloaf the other day and it takes 90 minutes to cook! This would be a much quicker option. Thanks!

  2. I've actually never made meatloaf but this sounds quick and easy. Pinning so I can try it later.

  3. This is really close to the meatloaf I make. We tweak the sauce 'cuz we're not big mustard fans at our house. I love the idea of putting in the muffin tin-waiting for an hour+ for it to cook just isn't cool sometimes. :)

  4. Great recipe and I LOVE the mini meatloaf idea using muffin tins! Perfect serving size!


Thanks for taking time to leave a comment!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...