Mini Meatloaves, With Bacon, Onions, Dates!

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Jezski

Unusual! Baking the onions along with the meatloaves is a great idea! Makes a wonderful topping. Don't let the use of dates scare you! They make the meat very tasty. I have made it without the dates, but it wasn't as interesting. You can use a larger quantity of onions, too. A Rachael Ray recipe passed on to me by my daughter; it was delicious when she made it for us. Since she was out of dates, she used raisins; I think they made it a little sweeter.

Top Review by Boomette

I liked the taste of dates in this recipe. It gave just a little bit of sweetness to the meatloaves. But DH didn't like that part. I would have like the meatloaves to be less dry. Thanks Nado :) Made for All you can cook buffet

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Position racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven and preheat to 375°.
  2. In a bowl, combine the dates and breadcrumbs, working the mixture through your fingers to separate.
  3. Mix in the beef. Mix in the chopped onion, bacon, egg, worcestershire and vinegar; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Divide into 4 mounds and, on a baking sheet, shape into loaves. Place on the upper rack and bake for 45 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, on another baking sheet, toss the sliced onions with the melted butter and season with salt. Spread out evenly.
  6. Bake on the lower rack, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 30 minutes.
  7. Serve the meatloaves with the onions scattered over the tops.

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