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This mini meatloaf recipe with a shiny balsamic glaze is sure to please. I love the idea of mini meatloaves because they are pre-portioned, making them easier to serve. The meatloaf mixture is simple and light, with the use of panko breadcrumbs and a few staple ingredients.

Mini Meatloaf with Balsamic Glaze

This mini meatloaf recipe with a shiny balsamic glaze is sure to please. I love the idea of mini meatloaves because they are pre-portioned, making them easier to serve. The meatloaf mixture is simple and light, with the use of panko breadcrumbs and a few staple ingredients.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword meatloaf
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 272 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 20 ounces ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh parsley chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Adjust rack to upper position and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy clean up (if using foil, coat with cooking spray).

  2. In a small bowl, combine ketchup and balsamic vinegar.

  3. In a large bowl, combine beef, onion, panko, garlic, parsley, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Mix with hands to combine.

  4. Divide beef mixture into four pieces and form into 1-inch tall free-standing loaves. and place on prepared baking sheet.

  5. Brush ketchup mixture onto loaves. Bake in oven until no longer pink in the center, about 25 minutes.

  6. Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley.