By DDW on April 09, 2003
Photo by * Pamela *
Photo by * Pamela *
"We have given up all other meat loaf recipes for this one. I love the individual servings and every bite has the yummy catsup sauce where in "regular" meat loaf it's just a small strip on top! With the smaller loaves it also makes the cooking time a bit quicker. This recipe came from '99 TOH magazine but I added the rubbed sage for some extra flavor. Enjoy!"
Serving Size: 1 (150 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"Wow, these were awesome!! I used 85/15 ground turkey & 1/2 ts of onion powder instead of chopped onions & omitted the sage. My DH, DD, Mom & myself loved it. I was kind of worried about how runny they seemed but they turned out excellent. The sauce is wonderful, I never thought to use brown sugar with the ketchup. I had also made these up a few hours ahead of time & stored in the fridge until I was ready to preheat the oven. Thanks for a keeper!!"
"These are the best little meatloaves!! I love the fact that they are small as we are trying to do a little more "portion control" in our house. The flavor is great, very easy to make. I made them up and froze 4 for another time and when I defrosted those and cooked them, they were just as good as the first time. Putting this on regular rotation!! Thanks DDW!!"
"Great recipe. I knew on Sunday that I was going to have a very busy week, so I went ahead and made these up, placed them in the casserole dish, wrapped with foil and froze them. I took them out of the freezer on Wed. and put them in the fridge to thaw. Thursday afternoon I took them out of the fridge for about an hour, mixed up the sauce, spooned it over the loaves and baked. They were wonderful. Be sure to recommend this anytime you see someone wanting a recipe that freezes. I did us rubbed savory flakes instead of sage, we just don't care for sage too much. That was the only change I made."
"These were very good! Even my son who doesn't like meatloaf had 2 servings. I used mild cheddar and ground sage because that is what I had on hand. Easy to put together and DDW is right about it thickening up as you mix it. Thanks for the recipe. I'm sure this is what I will be using from now on."
"These are amazing. My family loves it every time I make it. I double the ground beef and use exact recipe for rest of the ingredients. The one time I followed the recipe exactly I had flat loaves. But doubling the meat made them perfect. Maybe my altitude I dont know."
"We really enjoyed this meatloaf. I liked the sage as it is so good for us and it's a spice that isn't often used in recipes.The texture of the meatloaf was perfect and the taste was great. The only thing I may add next time is a little chopped green bell pepper. Thanks so much for posting this gem. It will be one of my go to recipes."
"This recipe is great. My son liked it a lot. It was his lunch and he ate one little meatloaf per lunch. No waste like sometimes he does. Thanks DDW :) Made for Name that ingredient tag game"
"This was delicious and made a great late night dinner for us last night. I didn't take a picture because we made just regular sized meatloaves. For us there was too much sugar in the topping. I cut the sugar in half. Made for Name that Ingredient."
"Such a good recipe. The meatloaves turned out so moist and delicious, I think I may turn to this more then a regular meatloaf. Thank you for sharing with us."
"MMMmmmm! Very tasty! I made mine just a bit bigger and had 6 yummy loaves. I took the suggestion to cut the brown sugar back to 1/4 cup and found that to be perfect for our tastes. My only disappointment was that there were no leftovers for my lunch tomorrow. :( We will enjoy these again! Thanks DDW!"
"Very very good. Only complaint is the brown sugar in the sauce made it a bit too sweet, other than that these meatloaves are amazingly delicious. I made them into 4 loaves and they came out perfect. I also used some heavy cream in with the milk (I only had skim) which gave these a filling richness. Will make again, with a minor sauce adjustment! Thanks for the recipe!"
"this was really good, i used italian seasoning instead of sage because i don't like it, but i wouldn't use any seasoning next time, the italian was in contrast to the sweet sauce. I put everything together and and covered them in sauce and then froze them, they cooked up fine."
"Overall these were very good, a definite keeper. I found the sauce a bit too sweet for my taste and I think the next time I make them I will use only half the brown sugar."
"I have made these for my kids and husband for years. They won't eat it any other way. I add more seasoning and make extra sauce. My mother makes a killer meatloaf, but switched to making these after trying them once. I can also grate up some carrots or chop zucchini really small and sneak it in too. My kids never notice what is inside as long as there is cheese and sauce involved. Great recipe!!"
"This was a good recipe. I too like the individual serving idea, although they don't look too pretty :) I did like the cheesy taste and the amount of sauce. I didn't think the sauce was too sweet, and I didn't think the meat was too bland (don't leave out the sage, or at least use other spices such as italian seasoning perhaps)."
"These meatloves are great. I doubled the recipe except for the br.sugar and used horseradish-dijon mustard; they were perfect. Thanks for the recipe."
"Awesome. Thanks for a great recipe. Made up a bunch of these and froze them for quick lunches for work. Will definitely make these again. Thanks!!"
"These are my kids' favorite! They often request this for their birthday meals. I have been making these for many, many years after I found the recipe in Taste of Home. I do not add the sage, but that sounds good, too. Thanks for posting this winner of a recipe here on zaar. Everyone should make these! They are good to make double batches and freeze for a later time as well."
"We really liked this recipe! The meat loaves were very tasty and tender. I added a tsp. of white pepper and omitted the sauce. I liked the single servings and plan on making a bunch for the freezer. Thanks for the great recipe."