Individual Meatloaves

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It doesn’t get much more classic comfort food than meatloaf! This is my small twist on the classic by adding in some bacon and making them pre-portioned. These Individual Meatloaves also bring together three types of meats to grown a depth of flavor your whole family is going to love.

Individual Meatloaves

Some people view meatloaf as just another way to eat a burger, when in reality they are not really that much the same. Meatloaf is a much denser and more moist preparation than a burger typically is, which is why it doesn’t need to be put on a bun. Also leftovers do make a great sandwich! I like the added bacon on top for a bit of crunch as well as the flavor.

Individual Meatloaves

I went full classic comfort meals when I served these meatloaves. Oven roasted asparagus that I drizzled with avocado oil and sprinkled with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. I also slow baked some large russet potatoes (300degF for 3 hours) and served with butter, salt, pepper, cheddar cheese, sour cream and a sprinkle of chives. And don’t forget the dinner rolls!

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Individual Meatloaves

A full of flavor individual meatloaf covered in bacon!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, ground beef, ground chicken, ground pork, meatloaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 lb Ground Pork
  • 1 lb Ground Chicken
  • cup Breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup Dried Minced Onions
  • 1 15oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 cup Chciken Broth
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 6 slices Bacon cut in half
  • ½ cup Ketchup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400degF.
  • In a large bowl, combine beef, pork, chicken, bread crumbs and dried onion.
  • In another bowl, thoroughly combine tomato sauce, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, salt, oregano, pepper and eggs. Add to meat mixture and combine. Divide into 8 portions.
  • On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, form each portion of meat mixture into a small loaf. Drizzle each with ketchup and place two halves of bacon on top (crossed or side by side). Place in oven for 45 minutes.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

3 thoughts on “Individual Meatloaves

  1. Your individual meatloaves look wonderful. I’m saving the recipe and can’t wait to make them.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday, 587. We sure have enjoyed featuring your post this past week and hope you will come back to see us again some time!
    Miz Helen

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