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5 from 2 votes

Mini Meatloaves

Mini meatloaves are delicious and adorable, but they also are very quick and easy to make, use only 5 ingredients, and can be made in bulk and frozen for later. How easy is that?
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Servings: 8 mini loaves
Author: Elizabeth Lindemann


  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • optional: few dashes of hot sauce
  • optional: ketchup or barbecue sauce


  • Combine all ingredients except for ketchup/barbecue sauce in a large bowl.
  • Mix well- for best results, use hands.
  • Divide the mixture into eight parts and form them into loaf shapes.
  • If not cooking right away, follow directions below to freeze/store them*
  • Place loaves in a buttered baking dish and spread ketchup or barbecue sauce on top, if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.


This recipe is for a bulk batch of mini meatloaves. You can cut it in half, if you want to!
* Make-ahead / freezer directions: After all the loaves have been formed, wrap the ones you don't want to cook right away like burritos in plastic wrap. They can be kept in the fridge for a few days until you are ready to cook, or freezer for up to 6 months. Before cooking, make sure you defrost in the fridge for at least 24 hours to fully unfreeze the meat, otherwise you risk overcooking the outside and undercooking the inside.