I love making freezer meals for my family. It saves me lots of time and money. This Meatloaf mini recipe is one of our favorite recipes. My children LOVE it. So I thought I would bring it back from our archives to share with all of you new Fabulessly Frugal followers!
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this meatloaf mini freezer meal: Brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, Eggs, Dry mustard, Ketchup, Onion powder, Garlic powder, Crispix cereal, Seasoning salt, pepper and Ground beef. Note when I do not have Cripix on hand I use half and half of gluten free corn and rice Chex.
Sometimes I make the minis in a muffin tin. It makes the perfect size for each meatloaf mini.
I prefer to make them on a baking sheet with a sheet of foil underneath for super easy clean up. Check out the image in the collage below to see how easy the clean up is after making these meatloaf minis on a sheet of tin foil.
3 cups Crispix cereal, crushed (can substitute with corn and rice chex)
3 tsp onion powder
1 tsp season salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp pepper
3 pounds lean ground beef
*This is doubled, should give about 18 muffin size, or 10 lg meatballs.
6 c. ketchup
18-24 tbsp brown sugar
6 tsp ground mustard
12 eggs, beaten
24 tsp Worcestershire sauce
18 c. Crispix cereal, crushed (can substitute with corn and rice chex)
18 tsp onion powder
6 tsp season salt
3 tsp garlic powder
6 tsp pepper
18 lbs lean ground beef
*This will provide each family with 2 meals.
In a large bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Remove (3 cups if cooking for 6 families or (1/2 cup if cooking for 1 family) for topping; set aside. Add eggs, Worcestershire sauce, cereal, and seasonings to remaining ketchup mixture; mix well. Let stand 5 minutes. Crumble beef over cereal mixture and mix well.
Using a 1/3 measuring cup form meatloaf minis on to a baking sheet or press into a muffin tin. Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes. Put reserved sauce into a sandwich bag and place in a gallon size freezer bag. When meat has cooled place it in the gallon freezer bag with the sauce. Freeze for up to 3 months.
Completely thaw. Place meatloaf minis on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, or until thoroughly heated. Drizzle sauce over the meatloaf minis and bake an additional 5 minutes. If you want more sauce, Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ goes good with this.
You can also cook from frozen, just increase the cook time.
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