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Lighter Speedy Mini Meat Loaves

By Deen Brothers


Difficulty: Medium

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs
  • 3 large lightly beaten eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 clove finely chopped garlic
  • 1 medium finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


Preheat the oven to 350º. Lightly grease the cups of a 12-cup muffin pan.

In a large bowl, combine the beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, milk, garlic, onion, salt, thyme and pepper. Divide the meat mixture among the 12 muffin cups, pressing the meat firmly into the pan.

Place the muffin pan on a baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the meat is almost cooked through–€”the “loaves” will be firm when pressed lightly in the center, but not set.

While the meat loaves are baking, whisk together the ketchup, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. After baking for 20 to 25 minutes, remove the pan from the oven. Brush the tops of the loaves with the glaze, using it all up, and return the pan to the oven. Bake for 10 minutes more, or until the glaze has thickened and the meat is completely cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes total. Run an offset spatula or butter knife around the edges of the muffin cups and pop out the meat loaves. Serve hot.