My amazing friend, Betsy, brought these little meat loaves to us after the birth of our son. We have made them often since then, and I always appreciate the yummy meal as well as the sweet memory of my thoughtful friend.
By the way, that son Betsy helped us celebrate is making this recipe for supper tonight. He’s (gasp!) fourteen now and will eat more than his share of these tasty meatloaves with multiple helpings of the peas and mashed potatoes he’s making to accompany them. I asked him if he wanted to make the loaves in heart shapes for Valentine’s Day; he declined.
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 c. cracker crumbs
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese
1/4 c. finely-chopped onion
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic
1 t. salt
1 t. Italian seasoning
2 lbs. ground beef, pork or turkey (or a combination)
1/4 c. ketchup or barbecue sauce
In large bowl, combine eggs, crumbs, milk, cheese, onion, Worcestershire, garlic, salt and Italian seasoning. Add ground meat and mix well.
Shape into 10 mini loaves; place on rack in a shallow pan. (A broiler pan works great!)
Drizzle ketchup or barbecue sauce over mini loaves.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-55 minutes, or until no pink remains.
These little guys freeze beautifully both before and after baking.