Mini-Meatloaves with Chili Sauce

Everyone will enjoy getting their own mini-meatloaf with a sweet-tangy glaze on top. An added bonus? This is gluten-free because it uses rolled oats instead of bread crumbs. We served ours with smashed baby potatoes sprinkled with chives and a side of steamed broccoli.

Perhaps you don’t eat red meat? This recipe is very versatile, so you could substitute a mix of ground veal and pork. Don’t eat pork? Use ground dark meat turkey and turkey bacon. We incorporated meatloaf mix (ground beef, veal and pork) with only 2 slices of bacon because ours was thick slab. And instead of broiling for the last couple of minutes, we just left the loaves in the 400 degree oven for another 5 minutes and they came out beautifully!



  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 4 slices bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1-1/4 lb. ground beef (85% lean)
  • 3 large eggs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup chili sauce, such as Heinz


  1. Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and heat the oven to 400°F. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Pulse the onion, parsley, bacon, and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the oats and boiling water, stirring to combine. Add the onion mixture, beef, eggs, 1-1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper and mix well by hand.
  4. Shape the mixture into 4 small loaves (about 4×3 inches) on the prepared baking sheet. Brush 1/2 cup of the chili sauce over the top, and bake until cooked through (165°F), about 20 minutes.
  5. Turn the broiler on high, brush the loaves with the remaining 1/4 cup chili sauce, and broil until browned in spots, about 2 minutes. Serve.


Recipe courtesy of Ronne Day from Fine Cooking

2 thoughts on “Mini-Meatloaves with Chili Sauce

  1. You two really are the BEST! Thank you so much for taking the time (and having the faith) to try my recipes!! I post seasonal, weekday/holiday related recipes most days on Twitter. I’d be thrilled if you followed me! ~ Ronne


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