Best Meatloaf Recipe | Mini Football Meatloaf

Best Meatloaf Recipe served with roasted potatoes.

Best Meatloaf Recipe? So what. Face it, meatloaf is mundane. One might even say, boring. And even as much as I enjoy meatloaf, I would have to agree. So it is time to have some fun and create the best meatloaf recipe.

Mini football meatloaf recipe is a fresh new way of making meatloaf. First of all, this recipe uses mini loaf baking pans. You can find these most anywhere and they usually come in a pack of 4. Perfect for us! Secondly, with the whole football theme, our easy meatloaf recipe is a crowd-pleaser during the fall months. Finally, the wise cook even sneaks a few vegetables in the mix. That is to say, you might as well be healthy while having fun.

Step by Step Instructions

Best meatloaf recipe - Step One

Put meat, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, tomatoes, spices and breadcrumbs in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly until all items incorporated evenly. Tip: Don’t rush this step. Mix it well. This is the key to a well formed and delicious meatloaf.

Best meatloaf recipe - Step Two - Shape meat into mini bread loaf pans.

Place equal amounts of meat mixture into four mini bread loaf pans. Shape the meat mix to resemble a loaf of bread. Create three indentations crosswise for the cheese.

Best meatloaf recipe - Step Three - Bake for 30 minutes

Best meatloaf recipe - Step Four - Top with cheddar cheese

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven.

Arrange slices of white cheddar cheese in the pattern of laces on a football. Return to the oven for 20 minutes.

Best meatloaf recipe - Step Five - Serve with potatoes

Serve with potatoes and veggies. Note: One meatloaf per person. Hence, each person is getting ½ pound of meatloaf. Serve less for lighter eaters.


Best Meatloaf Recipe

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Best meatloaf recipe - Step Five - Serve with potatoes

Best Meatloaf Recipe | Mini Football Meatloaf

  • Author: Bobguy
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner,Lunch
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dinner

Description

Best meatloaf recipe will energize your dinner table. Make this delicious meatloaf recipe and amaze your family. You simply must try mini football meatloaf today!!! You know what they say…Go Big or Go Home.


Scale

Ingredients

Meat mixture

  • 2 lbs – Ground Beef ( prefer 85/15 )
  • 4 tbsp – Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp – Tabasco Sauce
  • 1/2 cup – Petite diced tomatoes ( no salt added )
  • 1 cup – Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp – Cumin Powder
  • 1 tbsp – Black Pepper
  • 4 oz – White cheddar cheese ( sliced )

Instructions

  1. Combine meat, Worcestershire, Tabasco, tomatoes, spices and breadcrumbs in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly until all items incorporated evenly.
    Tip: Mix ingredients well. Key to delicious and well-formed meatloaf.
  2. Place equal amounts of meat mixture into four mini bread loaf pans. Shape the meat mix to resemble a loaf of bread. Create three indentations crosswise for the cheese.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven.
  4. Arrange slices of white cheddar cheese in the pattern of laces on a football. Return to the oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven. Let cool for 5 minutes. Using a metal spatula, remove each meatloaf carefully.
  6. Place one mini meatloaf on each plate. Serve with roasted potatoes.
    Note: Each person is getting 1/2 pound of meat. Serve less for lighter eaters.

Notes

How-to Video recipe available! Click here to view

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3 thoughts on “Best Meatloaf Recipe | Mini Football Meatloaf”

    1. Bobguy66

      I agree. Dumb idea. No, really. I made these because those four mini bread pans sat in my cabinet for a year. After the first try though, they came out pretty well, so I kept making them.

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