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Horizontal image of small ground beef rounds baked and topped with ketchup on a blue plate.

The Easiest Mini Meatloaf Muffins

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x


Easy mini meatloaf muffins are an excellent entree option to get dinner on the table in under an hour, and they are so flavorful and juicy.


  • Cooking oil spray
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion (about 1 medium)
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots (about 2 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds 80% lean ground beef
  • 2 slices bread (regular or gluten free, or 2/3 cup breadcrumbs)
  • 2 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking oil spray. Set aside.
  2. Pulse the bread in a food processor or blender to create coarse crumbs.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrot, and oregano. Saute, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, and saute for another 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  4. Combine the onion mixture, 1/2 cup ketchup (store bought or homemade), and the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Use your hands to mix well until incorporated.
  5. Spoon meat mixture into prepared muffin tin until each well is almost full. Pack the mixture into each cup, smoothing the top with the back of a spoon. Top each with 2 teaspoons ketchup, spreading to coat the surface.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a thermometer registers 160˚F when inserted into the center of a cup without touching the bottom. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Meatloaf
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Beef

Keywords: meatloaf, beef, muffin