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Homemade Individual Meat Loaves


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 large 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


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Shape into six loaves, about 4x2-1/2-in. Place in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Combine the ketchup, sugar and mustard; spoon over loaves.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating:
  • mlworden
    Mar 20, 2016

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

  • vewebber58
    Dec 31, 1969

    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
    Feb 28, 2013

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

  • Jan 1, 2011

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

  • MamasitaWendy
    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
    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!

  • 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
    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
    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
    Mar 17, 2009

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

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