Homemade Individual Meat Loaves Recipe
Homemade Individual Meat Loaves Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Homemade Individual Meat Loaves Recipe

Read Reviews
5 11 16
Publisher Photo
I've made this hearty entree many times over the years, and it's always so good. Plus, these single-serving loaves bake much faster than one large loaf.—Norma Erne, Albuquerque, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 333 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 670mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein .


  1. In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Shape into six loaves, about 4-in. x 2-1/2-in. Place in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine the ketchup, sugar and mustard; spoon over loaves.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Individual Meat Loaves in Taste of Home August/September 1995, p19

Reviews for Homemade Individual Meat Loaves

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
mlworden 245728
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2016

"My family loves this recipe. On occasion, I have substituted Italian style bread crumbs for the oats."

vewebber58 3899
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"I love meat loaf and these were quite good. I did cut two slices of raw bacon into thirds, and put a piece on each individual loaf before baking which I think added a lot to the flavor. The ketchup and mustard and brown sugar are also another important part of the goodness of these loaves, and I may increase the topping by one half...or double it....the next time. A good recipe, simple, and they cook up fast."

kimb0 198957
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"This was tasty--I made one big loaf and cooked it a little over an hour."

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2012

"This is the only meat loaf recipe I make! Everyone in my family loves it!"

MamasitaWendy 198956
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"This was made frequently until I lost the recipe. How grateful I was to find it exactly on Taste of Home. Not only does it cook faster than a regular meatloaf, it looks more pleasing, enough to serve to company."

MelissaV81 2811
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"Although I'm not a meatloaf fan myself, I really liked these. They were easy and didn't require a lot of ingredients. I really liked the sauce on top and will probably double it next time. Very good though!"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"This has been the only meat loaf recipe I have made since I made it years ago. My family cheers each time I make it. I've made these individual meat loaves for 100+ people at church or when we've had people over to our home for dinner. I usually make additional sauce for the top. We love it!"

HydeeShrader 3517
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2010

"The ketchup mixture on top was not a hit with my family. However, I really liked the ease of the recipe and how quickly it cooked. I'll experiment with some different toppings to fit our family... Thanks!"

brittanymarie 1340
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

"Tastes great! It's sweeter than I expected, but a good kind of sweet! My husband devoured the leftovers for lunch the next day=)"

amycollette 5135
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2009

"This is a great recipe. They're moist and delicious!"

Loading Image