Thursday, March 11, 2010

Individual Meat Loaves

Time goes by quickly...it is time for another Ina Garten recipe. Barefoot Bloggers were to prepare Individual Meat Loaves for today. Tonya of What's on My Plate selected the recipe for us. Thank you Tonya!

I had not prepared meatloaf in many years. I could never find a recipe that ever motivated me! My mom always made meatloaf...with Lipton Onion Soup mix. The onion flavor in that mixture was way too strong for me. So, you know that I raised an eyebrow when I saw that I needed three cups of chopped onions for this recipe. That was a bit much for me, however, I found one very large onion and it came to three cups.

As it turned out, the flavor wasn't too strong...there was just a lot of onion! I think when I prepare this again, I will add more spices. I thought the flavor was a little flat...even with all of that onion!!

You can get the recipe here at Food Network. This was easy to prepare and it made a few meals! There really is nothing better than a meatloaf sandwich, is there?

After a few steps....dinner!

Step 1 Saute the onions and spices.

Step 2: Add the tomato paste, worchestershire and other ingredients.

Step 3: Mix onion mixture and hamburger meat.

Step 4: Shape into individual meatloaves and bake.


Serve with potatoes and asparagus! Yum!

12 comments:

  1. I usually cut the onion portion in "half" for a recipe I use....I like it, but not too much.
    Your little meatloafs look great.

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  2. Ah, meatloaf is the perfect comfort food to me! Yours looks and sounds so delicious! Love it in individual portions. Great! Thanks!

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  3. I've never been a big fan of meatloaf until I added mushrooms to the mix. I think they really add a lot of flavor and texture and never make meatloaf without them now! I like the idea of individual servings :)

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  4. Looks like a comforting dinner!

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  5. I cooked my onions down quite a bit, so it ended up being much less than I thought, but I don't think I used the whole amount either. Yours look good!

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  6. These look absolutely perfect...love the minis...I did that too.

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  7. It's hard to make meat loaf look pretty! :-) But it does look yummy!

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  8. My mouth is watering! I think these little meatloaves are so smart! I'll make these! Yummy comfort food!
    Yvonne

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  9. Your minis are the perfect little size. Mine were big enough to feed to people, and I only used 2# of ground sirloin.

    Asparagus looks great, too!

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  10. good old fashioned comfort food. Yum!So does this mean that I have a spot at your table?

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  11. I have a mini meatloaves recipe that I was planning on sharing on my blog soon- it's a little bit different. These look good and the perfect size:)

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  12. i won't lie--a loaf of meat icks me out a bit. i like the flavor if i can get past the whole brick-quality of it, so your miniatures really sound great. :)

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