Frozen Assets

Make-Ahead Mini-Meatloaf


  • 12-ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups dry bread crumbs
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoons salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
  • 4 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup ketchup

In a large mixing bowl, combine first eight ingredients. Add ground beef and mix well. Shape into balls and place in lightly greased muffin tins; flatten to fit (should make about 2 dozen mini-meatloaves).  Spoon two teaspoons ketchup on to the top of each mini-loaf.  Bake uncovered in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Cool completely; then remove from muffin tins. To prevent from freezing into a solid meatloaf-mass, freeze individually on cookie sheets and then place into freezer bags. Label and freeze.

To serve, thaw in refrigerator and reheat in microwave.

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This is an excellent idea! I have some silicone baking cups that should make getting the loaves out of the muffin tin a SNAP. Can’t wait to try this!

Thanks for sharing this on Pinterest!


Comment by Julia

Can you make these in silicone or using baking cups to help on cleanup? Thank you!

Yes, I would think they’d work fine in both silicone bakeware and with baking cups. Great idea! Although perhaps the baking cups (if they’re paper) might absorb too much of the grease from the mini-meatloaves? Hm. Now I’m thinking I’ll have to give it a try to see how it works out. 🙂



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