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    Individual Meat Loaves (Barefoot Contessa) Ina Garten

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    1 hr 15 mins

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    45 mins

    Manami's Note:

    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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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
    2. 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. 3
      Off the heat, add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken broth, and tomato paste. Allow to cool slightly.
    4. 4
      In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck, onion mixture, bread crumbs, and eggs, and mix lightly with a fork.
    5. 5
      DON'T MASH or meatloaf will be dense.
    6. 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. 7
      Then shape each portion into a small loaf on a baking sheet.
    8. 8
      Spread about a tablespoon of ketchup on top of each portion.
    9. 9
      Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the internal temperature is 155º-160ºF and the meat loaves are cooked through.
    10. 10
      Serve hot.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 17, 2012


      Just made this last night for supper and it was outstanding!! Very moist and delicious! When I opened the little can of tomato paste to use in the first part of the sauce, I came up with an idea of how to use the rest of it in this recipe. Instead of using ketchup on the top, I mixed the remainder of the can of tomato paste, a little worcestershire sauce, and some brown sugar. I heated the mixture just a very few seconds in the microwave in order to melt the sugar, and put a spoonful on top of each meatloaf instead of ketchup. It added just the right touch of sweetness.

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    • on May 07, 2013

      This was delicious! I added parsley to it. The loaves were two servings, and I think I'd like to double the number of "loaves" next time. They didn't really get brown and crusty on the outside but they sure tasted great! I served them with "smashed veggies" and it was a hit! Could have been a little less sweet.

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    • on November 01, 2010


      Thought this was a great meatloaf. I'm meatloaf challenged, and I think it's because of the meat I use [less fat content]. The recipe turned out perfectly. I used dried thyme as a substitute. I also had to cook mine a little longer. Good mild tasting meatloaf, with good texture. Thanks for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Individual Meat Loaves (Barefoot Contessa) Ina Garten

    Serving Size: 1 (157 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 145.5
    Calories from Fat 42
    Total Fat 4.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    Cholesterol 69.4 mg
    Sodium 1008.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 9.7 g
    Protein 5.2 g

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    lean ground chuck

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