Mini Meatloaf Mounds

Confession: I don’t make a good meatloaf. Of all the things, right?!  Don’t know what my problem is, but it’s never quite done in the middle.  Not the right texture.  Falls apart when I cut it.

Mini meatloaf mounds, though?  Perfect!  All the great comfort food taste in serving-sized mounds.  Easy prep, easy serve, easy freeze (for batch cooking)!

Mini Meatloaf Mounds

  • 2 pounds hamburger
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. chopped onion
  • salt, pepper, garlic salt (to taste)
  • 1 cup oatmeal (I use old-fashioned)
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce (or use a cup of salsa – yum!)
  • ketchup

Mix all but the ketchup together.  I use a potato masher for this icky job!  Scoop 1/2 cup meat mixture with a measuring cup and place in 8×12 pan to form 10 mounds.

Bake at 350° for 50 minutes.  Spread ketchup on top of each mound.  Return to oven for 3-5 minutes.


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  1. These are one of my favorite freezer meals! So easy to make a bunch of them.

  2. LOL! Oh, my! I promise I did not look at your post first. I posted my Mom’s Italian Meatloaf recipe. Great minds think alike!

  3. Those look delicious!! And much more economical than buying the little mini loaf pans at the store. 🙂

  4. I had the same problem and came across meatloaf cups that you bake in a muffin pan. They have turned out wonderful each time :-). I got the recipe from this site:

  5. A favorite around here – the mini version is so great! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Mmm. That looks good! But I’m not “allowed” to make anything except my husband’s mom’s meatloaf. It IS really good. I think the secret to having it not fall apart is letting it rest at least 10 minutes when it comes out of the oven. We make ours in a loaf pan, which helps keep the shape.


  7. Michelle K says:

    For the “easy freeze” do you freeze them cooked or uncooked?

    • I’ve done it both ways. If you freeze before cooking, your cooking time will be longer. If you freeze after cooking, be sure to cover them and turn the oven down so they don’t over cook.

  8. My SIL refuses to make meatloaf b/c my brother always raves about my (our) mom’s… I LOVE the idea of using a potato masher! Mixing everything up by hand doesn’t gross me out, but the aftereffects are a littly icky. 🙂

  9. Umm that looks YUMMY! I have never thought of using oatmeal.

  10. That sounds almost exactly like my recipie, except I add cheese to the loaf and a little mustard and sauce. I love having little loaves for each child and it helps me control my portion size.

  11. These sound really delicious!

  12. I’m with you, maybe the mini will be my successful meatloaf story, as well. Thanks for linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  13. Have you tried baking your meat loaf on low temp and longer?
    Then let it sit on top of the stove for 10-15 minutes before cutting.
    It really needs to rest to be able to slice it neatly.

    The meatloaf mounds look great — we fight over the end pieces at my house so mounds would be perfect!


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