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Mom's Meat Loaf for 2 Recipe

Mom's Meat Loaf for 2 Recipe

If you're looking for a hearty meal, just follow Michelle Beran's lead. The Claflin, Kansas cook whips up this delicious loaf when she's looking for a downsized main course. You'll love the pleasant sage flavor and scrumptious sauce. Plus, it's easy to double for sandwiches the next day.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup crushed saltines
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat egg. Add the milk, cracker crumbs, onion, salt, sage and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into two loaves; place in a shallow baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • 2. Combine the ketchup, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce; spoon over meat loaves. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°; drain. Yield: 2 mini meat loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 337 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 162mg cholesterol, 898mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 lean meat.

Reviews for Mom's Meat Loaf for 2

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miriIammart09 244018
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"Great recipe however I add 1/2 cup chop green peppers and chop red peppers"

dirios99 227422
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2015

"This was very good meat loaf. I also added a splash of steak sauce and some ketchup to the meatloaf. I didn't use sugar in the glaze that is how I like it. The meatloaf was simple and delicious, great beefy flavor. I will definitely make this again."

ahd605 220921
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"loved it, I did make a change after reading reviews I used less than one tbsp brown sugar and added little more Worcestershire and a little less ketchup to the sauce. plus i added a little Worcestershire to the meat. will make again"

gail ann 216205
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"Very tasty. I only added 1 tsp brown sugar to the topping though, so can't rate the sauce (don't you hate when people do that). Seems as if the other cooks really like the sauce as per the recipe was written so I may give it a try it sometime. I also squirted a little ketchup into the meat mixture. This will go on my rotation as hubby gave it a thumbs up."

hamhock32 59761
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"Really good!"

KikiVon 129043
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"This came out perfect and the sauce was great too. I'll surely be adding this to my dinner rotation."

walraan 147673
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"The husband loves this one!"

Katielabonte 93983
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

"Very good recipe !!!I like the sauce on top"

ervinandmarie11 75925
Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"I made this into meatballs and doubled the sauce.It was delicious!"

galhall 206756
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"Very tasty. I would add a little dry mustard to the sauce gives it a nice flavor. Yummy to the tummy."

bettyaking 75906
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2011

"Sorry- I asked my question under the wrong recipe. Where does the high sodium contect come from? The crackers and catsup? This looks like a great recipe even for a dieter except for the high sodium per serving. Any ideas?"

Swtbby 57323
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"Good and easy."

EarthenMaiden 128947
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"Loved it! I doubled the recipe, as I'm not used to following small recipes (even though it's just the 2 of us... we usually have leftovers!) I increased the cooking time slightly, as I had made it into one loave, but it still came out moist and delicious! I think I might cut back on the Worcestershire in the glaze next time, but other than that it was perfect!"

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010

"I tried this recipe twice as I thought that I must be missing something after the glorious reviews. Still... my family did not care for this. The sauce/glaze was too sweet for our tastes."

kristiracines 129039
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2010

"This was really, really good, and I'm not really even a meatloaf fan! I think it is the saltines (instead of the typical bread crumbs) that make it so tasty. I like the mini-size, too - much quicker to cook. I doubled the recipe as I had 1 lb of ground beef. Yum!"

yunchung 62346
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2009

"I love it!!!! :-)"

yunchung 143119
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2009

"Smile  Great for feeding large family.  Fast and easy.

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.