Mini meatloaves

Mini meatloaves

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Serves 4
An updated retro favourite that makes a cheap and easy family meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Meatloaves and sauce can be frozen

Nutrition: per serving (with mash)

  • kcal575
  • fat24g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre0g
  • protein37g
  • salt1.08g
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Ingredients

  • 4 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 50g fresh breadcrumb
  • 175ml passata
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 500g lean beef or pork mince
    Beef

    Beef

    bee-f

    The classic cut of meat for a British Sunday roast, beef is full of flavour, as well as being a…

  • 2 tsp thyme leaves
  • 2 plum tomato, halved, seeds scraped out
  • 1 tsp sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

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    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and heat 1 tsp oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and carrot and soften for 10 mins. Scrape into a large bowl, then add the breadcrumbs, 5 tbsp of the passata, the Worcestershire sauce, egg, mince, half the thyme and some seasoning. Mix well.

  2. Brush 4 large ramekins or 6 muffin tins with the remaining oil. Press the mince mixture into them, then pour the remaining passata over the top. Top each with a tomato half, sprinkled with a pinch of sugar, salt and pepper and the remaining thyme. Bake for 50 mins until cooked through, then serve with Chive mash (recipe below).

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petitreve15
6th Jun, 2010
This was just "ok" nothing impressive, rather bland. Wouldn't make it again.
sketches
9th Dec, 2009
4.05
On the advice of others here I used a tomatoe sauce instead of a pasata, I also added celery n baked it in one big dish. I got a really good reaction from a American friend!
sallyk
13th Oct, 2009
Crumble an oxo cube or two into the mince at the mixing stage - it gives it a really deep flavour.
snice2
13th Jun, 2009
4.05
I liked these. I used couscous made with beef stock instead of the breadcrumbs and a little extra thyme and they were tasty. Turned out easily from silicone muffin tray. Fantastic for packed lunches.
megamuffin89
8th Jun, 2009
4.05
I used a muffin tray to bake these meatloaves, it made 4 decent sized loaves, and came out really easily as I oiled them before baking. I added some extra Worcestershire sauce and 2 teaspoons of Coleman's mustard which added some flavour, but I found I only needed to use half an onion. I reckon I will make these again :)
denise
22nd Jan, 2009
I made this recipe for 6 hungry 7/8 year olds (2 of which are extremely fussy eaters) and the result was brilliant. Not only did they come out perfectly and look every bit a good as the picture (I made mine in muffin tins) but all of the children loved them. Everyone thought they were delicious and the kitchen smelt wonderful. I will definately be making them again.
dpclough
12th Jan, 2009
4.05
Turned out very nice - as per photo (but oil the ramekin well and they should shrink back slightly and pop out easily). Added an extra tsp of Worcester Sauce, and will probably add an extra one on top of that next time. Kids loved them.
cherub_rock101
8th Jan, 2009
4.05
After reading other reviews I decided to add a few extra flavours such as chilli powder, garlic and rosemary. I thought they were really tasty and using a muffin tin meant that they popped out easily. Will definately cook again!
bethocallaghan
2nd Jan, 2009
3.05
I thought they werenot bland and turned out easily but not sure would make them again.
alisoncox
19th Dec, 2008
4.05
Used chilli and extra herbs with mine. Fried off mince first as well, to drain all excess fat. Came out okay, but they were tasty and would definitely make again. Used slighty more passata then suggested.

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