Mini Meatloaves, With Bacon, Onions, Dates!

Recipe by Jezski
READY IN: 55mins


  • 12
    cup pitted dried dates, chopped
  • 12
    cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 13
  • 3
    onions, 2 thinly sliced and 1 finely chopped
  • 3
    slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 1
    tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 4
    tablespoons butter, melted


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