My husband loves meatloaf. He would probably eat it everyday if he could. I on the other hand, have never been a big fan of meatloaf. I’m not sure why, I like meatballs, and the ingredients are pretty similar, so who knows! When he’s going to be in the office, he likes to bring his lunch to work. But he doesn’t always know if he’ll be in the office or out in the field. Sometimes things come up and are added to his schedule. So it’s not always feasible to make a meatloaf on the weekend and know that it will all get eaten during the week.
DISCLOSURE: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase items through my links I may earn a commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through my link and you do not have to use my links. I only recommend products & systems that I use and love myself, so I know you’ll be in good hands. You can find our full policy here. Thank you in advance for your support.
That’s where this meatloaf comes in. We make it in individual sizes and then freeze it. That way all he has to do it take a few pieces out of the freezer and he has lunch for work! In order to make individual size portions of meatloaf, we normally use a muffin tin, but I threw my old one out after it got damaged and was waiting for these muffin tins to arrive from Amazon Wilton Recipe Right Nonstick 12-Cup Regular Muffin Pan. So instead we made them into balls and they still came out really good! Those muffin tins rock by the way, I liked them so much I bought a second one!
If you haven’t bought a food processor get one! We bought this small Ninja Express Chop
and it’s seriously the best! Anytime we have to chop onions or garlic, this comes out and chops them perfectly.
Mixing the sauce for the top.
My husband found ground turkey for 50% off so we decided to use that to make the meatloaf. And anytime we find meat on sale it basically means it’s time for some freezer cooking!
Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty! It’s the easiest way to mix the meat, milk, eggs, garlic, onions, and bread crumbs.
Sydney thinks she’s helping in the kitchen, although she is clearly begging, even though we don’t give her people food.
We decided to make balls so that we could freeze them.
We had a left over meat, so we decided to make an extra little ramekin. Did you know that you can get these ramekins at Whole Foods? We bought a Creme Brûlée there once and it came in this ramekin. I think that’s a great deal!
Put the sauce on the top.
And it comes out looking super delicious!
I think the turkey meatloaf balls came out looking really good.
- 1 1/2 Pounds ground Beef or Turkey
- 1 Egg
- 1 Onion, chopped
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 Cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Mustard
- 1/4 Cup Ketchup
- 1/4 Cup BBQ Sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine the beef, egg, onion, milk and bread. Season with salt and pepper to taste and place in lightly greased muffin tins, form into balls and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet, or form into a loaf.
- In a separate small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard, ketchup, and bbq sauce. Mix well and pour over the meatloaf.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.
- Remove from muffin tins or baking pan, and let cool for one hour. Place on a cookie sheet and pop them into the freezer for 2-3 hours to flash freeze.
- Once frozen, place in a zip lock bag, label, and place in the freezer.
- To eat, take out however many you want to eat, one to two is usually good for one person, thaw and then microwave for two minutes or until heated through.
For more dinner ideas, check out my Pinterest board!