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Mini meatloaves with balsamic glaze on a wooden cutting board.

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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 427kcal


  • 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


  • 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).
  • In a small bowl, combine ketchup and balsamic vinegar.
  • In a large bowl, combine beef, onion, panko, garlic, parsley, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Mix with hands to combine.
  • Divide beef mixture into four pieces and form into 1-inch tall free-standing loaves. and place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Brush ketchup mixture onto loaves. Bake in oven until no longer pink in the center, about 25 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley.


Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 500mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3mg