Mini Meat Loaves

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.


1-1/2 dozen

Updated: Jul. 28, 2023
My family and I can't get enough of these little meat loaf muffins topped with a sweet ketchup sauce. They are the perfect portion size. This recipe requires no chopping, so it's quick and easy to make a double batch and have extras for another day. I've given them to new moms, too. —Joyce Wegmann, Burlington, Iowa
Mini Meat Loaves Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups Crispix cereal, crushed
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Remove 1/2 cup for topping; set aside. Add the eggs, Worcestershire sauce, cereal and seasonings to remaining ketchup mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes. Crumble beef over cereal mixture and mix well.
  2. Press meat mixture into 18 muffin cups (about 1/3 cup each). Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes. Drizzle with reserved ketchup mixture; bake 10 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans.

Can you freeze Meat Loaf Miniatures?

Transfer cooled meat loaves to freezer container, then freeze for up to 3 months. To use, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place loaves in a greased baking dish. Bake at 350° until a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°, about 30 minutes. Or, cover and microwave on high until a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°, about 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 165 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 305mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 16g protein.

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