Mini Meatloaves

Mini Meatloaves

These mini meatloaves are a regular favourite for us. I bake a tray a week. You can eat them hot or cold, and they freeze well too. We have them as quick snacks or part of breakfast. A great way to increase the family’s vegetable intake and to use whatever vegetables are in your fridge.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling time for vegetables 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 12


  • 500 g of your favourite mince eg beef, lamb, chicken, turkey
  • 1 medium brown onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 stick celery (include the leaves for extra flavour)
  • 1 tbsp macadamia oil or ghee
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste (can substitute good quality Dijon mustard)
  • 1 tbsp dried herbs (or a handful of fresh)(eg parsley, oregano, basil, rosemary, thyme)
  • 1 egg (if mix is not holding together well you can add an extra egg)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat youroven to 180o C /360o F.
  • Place the mince in a mixing bowl.
  • Roughly chop the veggies, then pulse in a food processor until finely chopped.
  • Heat a frypan, add the oil then sauté the vegetable mix until it softens.
  • Add the tomato paste and cook for a further 30 seconds (if using the mustard do not follow this step).
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable mix to the mince in the bowl, as well as the egg, herbs, salt and pepper, and mustard (if using). Mix thoroughly. I like to use my hands for this, so give your hands a good wash first, and keep them wet as this stops the mix from sticking to your hands.
  • Fill a 12-cup mini loaf tray (I suggest good quality silicone).
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, allow to cool, then gently remove from the tray.


  • If you have the time, you can add some added interest by spreading a thin layer of tomato paste or mustard on top of the loafs prior to cooking.
  • The vegetable ingredients can be just about anything; this recipe is great for using up what is in your fridge and/or those vegetables you are wanting to get the kids to eat.
  • The 12-cup mini loaf tray provides single serves, which are a convenient size to freeze.
  • Re-heat from frozen for 20 minutes at 180° C