Individual Meatloaves

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Meatloaf is a classic comfort food, but serving it in individual portions makes it just right for a party.

About the author: Carrie Vasios is the editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. She likes to peruse her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar. You can follow her on Twitter @carrievasios

Individual Meatloaves

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 6
Active time:25 minutes
Total time:1 hour 25 minutes
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  • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground veal
  • 6 tablespoons ketchup


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs and milk. Set aside. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat until shimmering. Add carrots, celery, and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until softened but not browned, about 8 minutes. Let cool.

  2. 2

    While vegetables are cooling, beat eggs lightly in a large bowl. Add Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, rosemary, salt, and pepper and whisk to combine. Add pork and veal and mix with hands to combine.

  3. 3

    Add breadcrumbs and vegetables and mix with hands until meat mixture is evenly incorporated. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Divide meat mixture into six even balls then form each into a loaf on the baking sheet. Brush each loaf with 1 tablespoon ketchup. Bake until internal temperature is 155-160°F, about 50 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes and serve.

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