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Healthy Mini Meatloaves - Comfort Food For Your Freezer are delicious with mashed potatoes, our root vegetable bake, or salad
Healthy Mini Meatloaves - Comfort Food For Your Freezer -
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

These Healthy Mini Meatloaves are delicious comfort food that's freezer friendly! Make them as an easy dinner and then freeze the rest for another simple meal! Or just make a whole batch while you're freezer cooking, for quick dinners anytime!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: freezer meals, meatloaf recipes
Servings: 14 mini meatloaves
Calories: 178 kcal
Author: Myra
Ingredients
For Mini Meatloaves
  • 2 pounds ground meat (either all beef or half beef, half pork)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1.5 cups breadcrumbs or panko
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh parsley (or 1/3 cup dried parsley - but fresh is better!)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Tabasco or your favourite hot sauce
For Glaze
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Line a sheet pan with foil, then set an oven-safe cooling rack on it.  Spray the cooling rack with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Peel and dice onions, then cook in olive oil over medium heat, until soft (about 5 minutes).  Mince garlic and add to onions.  Cook for another minute.  Scrape onion mixture into a very large bowl.

  3. Add breadcrumbs, parsley, milk, eggs, Dijon mustard, salt and hot sauce to bowl with onions.  Stir well to combine.

  4. Add ground meat to bowl and use your hands to combine it well (but don't overmix or squeeze it).  Gently form the meat mixture into whatever shape you like (I like a mini-loaf shape).  Place loaves on rack.

  5. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients.  Divide into two other bowls (so you have three total).  Use a brush or spoon to spread 1/3 of the glaze over the meatloaves.  I like to coat the sides too. 

  6. Bake for 40 minutes, glazing two more times with a clean spoon or brush throughout the baking time.  They are ready when a meat thermometer inserted in the largest one tests at 160 degrees F. 

  7. Serve hot, or cool completely, wrap in foil or plastic wrap and put in a freezer bag to freeze.

  8. Enjoy! :)

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Mini Meatloaves - Comfort Food For Your Freezer -
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 537mg 22%
Potassium 334mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 6.7%
Vitamin C 7.1%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 12.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.