Individual Meat Loaves (Barefoot Contessa) Ina Garten

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
45 mins

Copyright 2005, Ina Garten. We made these instead of burgers for one of the "picnic, hamburger & hot dog" cookout holidays. We have a disadvantage here at the home, the resident's will ignore any food they don't recognize. So we tried these and they loved them! Yay! These are even good enough for company!

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a medium sauté pan. Add the onions, thyme, salt, and pepper and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes, until the onions are translucent but not brown. (We cooked ours longer, as we like them caramelized, 10-15 minutes).
  3. Off the heat, add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken broth, and tomato paste. Allow to cool slightly.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck, onion mixture, bread crumbs, and eggs, and mix lightly with a fork.
  5. DON'T MASH or meatloaf will be dense.
  6. Divide the mixture into 6(10-11 oz)portions.(That is what the recipe calls for but we made them about 4-6 oz).
  7. Then shape each portion into a small loaf on a baking sheet.
  8. Spread about a tablespoon of ketchup on top of each portion.
  9. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the internal temperature is 155º-160ºF and the meat loaves are cooked through.
  10. Serve hot.