Delicious Dish Tuesday – Mini Meatloaves

Full Time Mama
Another week of Delicious Dish Tuesday! I am so grateful to be a part of this weekly event hosted by my friends at Full Time Mama and Coping With Frugality.

For Valentine’s Day I made one of my families favorites with a romantic twist! Heart-shaped mini meatloaves! I find that mini meatloaves are so much tastier because you get more of that delicious crispy outside, and they are a lot easier to bake and serve. I apologize that I only have ONE picture of the silly meatloaves, but you’ll get the point! I simply placed a cookie cutter on the baking sheet and filled it with meat mixture, pressing to fill the cutter and then pulled the cutter up leaving a heart shaped meatloaf!


What you need:

Olive Oil

1/2 C. onion

1/2 t. thyme


1 T. soy sauce

2 T. stock

1 T. ketchup

1 lb. ground beef

1/4 C. panko bread crumbs

1 egg


What you do:

1) Saute the onions in the olive oil with thyme, and a dash of salt and pepper for about 8 minutes

2) Remove from heat and stir in the soy sauce, stock and ketchup, allow to cool

3) Add onion misxture to a large mixing bowl with the beef, bread crumbs and egg

4) Mix gently with a fork until all ingredients are incorporated, do not over mix or meatloaf will not be tender.

5) Divide into 3 or 4 loaves on a lightly greased baking sheet and top with a squirt of ketchup.

6) Bake uncoveredĀ at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes


Tip: You can easily make up the mixture the night before and shape the loaves and pop them into the fridge until you are ready to bake them!





  1. These are so cute! I too love the crusty outside of the meatloaf so I like the idea of making them small and maximizing the crunch :) Thanks so much for sharing with Delicious Dish Tuesday.
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  2. SO fun and adorable! My husband would laugh at me, but my kids would LOVE it! :) I have a meatloaf recipe we’re all very fond of, but it wouldn’t hurt to try something new for a change! :) Thanks for linking up! <3
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