Spicy mini meatloaves

Spicy mini meatloaves

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 8
These freezer-friendly meatloaves are packed full of iron and are low-fat to boot

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal241
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 1kg lean minced beef
  • 100g white breadcrumbs
  • 3 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
    Spring onions

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  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 eggs, beaten



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  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp Tabasco sauce, optional
  • handful coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6-8 tbsp chilli sauce (we used Linghams), optional
  • vegetable oil, for greasing


  1. Mix together beef, breadcrumbs, spring onions, garlic, eggs, cumin, Tabasco, coriander and some seasoning until combined. Be careful not to over-mix or the meatloaves will be tough.

  2. Divide the mixture into 8. Use your hands to shape each one into a small oval, like a mini meatloaf. Arrange 3 cherry tomatoes on top of each, then drizzle over the chilli sauce, if using. Cook or freeze in airtight plastic containers.

  3. To cook, heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place the meatloaves on a lightly greased, shallow baking tray and bake for 25-30 mins until the meat is cooked through.

  4. To cook from frozen, heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Place the meatloaves on a baking tray and loosely cover with foil. Cook for 30 mins, then remove the foil increase the temperature to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and cook for a further 25 mins.

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15th Jul, 2014
Brilliant recipe! Lovely flavours and the chilli sauce and tomatoes add a nice relish to them, adds to the flavour and keeps them juicy. Definitely making them again! :)
27th Jun, 2013
I made this the other night for dinner and it was delicious! I had some leftover lamb mince and used that instead, and it went really well with the spices! I only used 200g mince and the same amount of spices as stated, with a big dash of Tabasco sauce. I served it on a bed of mashed potatoes, and you can find the result on my blog here: http://julesthenorweegie.blogspot.nl/2013/06/spiced-mini-meatloaves.html I focus on mainly making healthy and hearty food, so good! :D I had to use a muffin tin for these as I didn't have small loaf tins, just means you get more of it!
26th Feb, 2013
I halved the quantities but still made 5 good size patties. They were rather bland but this may have been because I omitted the garlic and chilli sauce: my son still wasn't keen on them anyway.
22nd Jul, 2011
Made these in the week and they were great! Served them with corn on the cob. Yum! They are quite spicy - especially from the drizzle of chilli sauce over the top. I halved the recipe and everything worked perfectly still.
12th Jul, 2011
Yum, these were really great. I served with wedges, lime green beans and creme fraiche. My kids helped me make them and they were really easy. I made them in a muffin tin and got 6 out half the quantities of this recipe, wasn't enough as everyone wanted seconds!
17th Apr, 2011
Basically spicy burgers, although they were very nice spicy burgers. I halved the recipe and still came out with five good-sized patties. I also topped up my beef mince with a little quorn, which burned a bit but tasted fine!
14th Jan, 2011
Actually very nice. Served with homemade chips and peas.
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