Meat Loaf

Mini Meat Loaf

 

mini meat loaf

This week has been extremely busy. I am taking college classes and this week has definitely challenged my time management skills. Thankfully, I made these Mini Meat Loaves last week and froze some, so all I had to do was take them out of the freezer this morning and then bake them tonight. I usually serve them with Herb Roasted Red Potatoes and a steamed veggie. Fast and delicious, two of my favorite things.

I originally found this recipe on the Cooking Light website, and I have tweeked it a little bit to fit our taste. I also try not to buy ingredients that I will only use for one dish, and I haven’t found another use for horseradish (an ingredient in the original recipe) yet. Perhaps I will at some point and then I could put it in this dish, even though I don’t think it needs anything else.

I am feeding four, so I double the recipe so that I will have enough for three dinners. The pictures in this recipe are for a single batch. It is a quick meal the first time, which is great. What is even greater is how fast I can make dinner the second and third times. Perfect for busy week nights. This would also be good if you make dinners on the weekends for the week ahead.

mini meat loafThese are the ingredients.

 

mini meat laofThese are the onion before they have cooked.

 

mini meat loafThese are the onions after they have cooked.

 

mini meat loafThese are the ingredients before mixing.

 

mini meat loafThese are the ingredients after mixing.

 

mini meat loafThese are the meat loaves ready for the ketchup.

 

mini meat loafAfter the ketchup. (I don’t actually measure the ketchup for this part, I just put some on each one, straight out of the bottle.)

 

Mini Meat Loaf

Serves 6
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Website Adapted from Cooking Light
These are delicious mini meat loaves that cook very quickly.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3oz cheese, any variety (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2lb lean ground beef
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1/2 cup kethcup (divided)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425°
2. Heat a medium skillet over medium high-heat, spray with cooking spray. Saute onion and garlic until the onion becomes translucent, about 5 minutes.
3. Combine onion mixture with breadcrumbs, cheeses, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, ground beef, egg, and 1/4 cup of the ketchup.
4. Shape mixture into 6 miniature loaves, 4" X 2".
5. Bake for 25 minutes or until done.

mini meat loaf

Meat Loaf

The finished product, ta-da!

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