One tray mini meatloaf

Simple meals don’t have to be boring  

I have been on a mission to make simple and tasty meals. I aim to create recipes that can be prepared and cooked quickly on a busy weeknight. We all struggle to make healthy and delicious meals while keeping on top of everything else in life. So this recipe is designed to be healthy, delicious and easy to make. You can cook this meal on a single tray in the oven. The preparation takes no more than 20 minutes and is portioned to feed four adults.  

Who doesn’t like meatloaf? 

I’m sure some people will say they don’t like meatloaf, like most meals if you are forced to eat it every week as a child you wouldn’t want to eat it as an adult. Generally speaking, meatloaf goes down well in our house; if you can wrap meat in another meat, it goes down well. The one complaint I am most likely to get is that the slice of meatloaf doesn’t look nice. Talk about first world problems. This minor grumble got me thinking about making mini meatloaves that could be served as is. 

Quick cooking and eating

Making a traditional meatloaf takes time. You are looking at a good hour in the oven if you don’t want a meatloaf that is cooked on the outside and raw in the middle. These mini meatloaves are simple to make because you don’t need a tin, and they cook in about 30 minutes, which is a bonus. Each loaf also hides a cheesy treat in the centre, which makes them perfect. 

One tray mini meatloaf with potatoes recipes 

One tray mini meatloaf with potatoes ingredients
One tray mini meatloaf with potatoes ingredients

Ingredients

  • 350g new potatoes, quartered 
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil 
  • Salt and pepper 
  • 500g minced beef 
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped 
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flour 
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 1/2 tbsp. Dijon mustard 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano 
  • salt 
  • black pepper 
  • 150g cheddar, diced into 24 cubes 
One tray mini meatloaf with potatoes ready for the oven
One tray mini meatloaf with potatoes ready for the oven
Perfectly cooked potatoes and mini meatloaves
Perfectly cooked potatoes and mini meatloaves
Dished and ready to eat
Dished and ready to eat

One tray mini meatloaf with potatoes 

  • Servings: 4
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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This one tray meal is easy to make and an excellent options for a weeknight meal



Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 350g new potatoes, quartered 
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil 
  • Salt and pepper 
  • 500g minced beef 
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped 
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flour 
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 1/2 tbsp. Dijon mustard 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano 
  • salt 
  • black pepper 
  • 150g cheddar, diced into 24 cubes 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees c/ 400 degrees f. 
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper or a silicone liner. 
  3. Spread the new potatoes out on the baking tray, drizzle them with oil and season them. 
  4. In a pan, sauté the garlic and onion until the onion softens, remove the onions and garlic from the pan and let them cool slightly. 
  5. In a bowl, mix together the coconut flour, oregano, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. 
  6. Add the minced beef and Dijon to the bowl mix everything together. 
  7. Divide the meat into eight portions and shape each portion into a mini loaf shape. 
  8. While shaping each loaf put three cubes of cheese in the centre and squeeze them so that no cheese is exposed. 
  9. Place the meatloaves on the baking tray with the potatoes. 
  10. Bake for 25- 30 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked, and the meatloaves are cooked through. 

Nutrition

Per Serving: 332 calories; 24 g fat; 61 g carbohydrates; 39 g protein

Equipment

  • Baking tray 
  • Baking paper or a silicone liner
  • Knife 
  • Chopping board 
  • Frying pan 
  • Wooden spoon or spatula 
  • Large bowl 
  • Scales
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.

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