Tasty Meatloaf Meatballs Recipe

When you think about cold-weather food, meatloaf comes to mind! It does for me anyway. I love perfectly seasoned meatloaf with some mashed potatoes on a cold fall evening. It’s just so good, right?

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Let’s make this easy meatloaf meatballs recipe!

Let’s make this easy meatloaf meatballs recipe

If you are looking for a little spin on your traditional meatloaf, you have to try this Meatloaf Meatball recipe. One of these meatloaf meatballs is perfect for one person. This size fits into the palm of your hand but you could make them smaller too.

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Ingredients for the Meatloaf Meatballs Recipe

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheese (we used the mixed shredded cheese)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • olive oil or non-stick spray for the casserole dish

Ingredients for the Sauce

  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp dried mustard
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Directions in making tasty meatloaf meatballs recipe

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In a big mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients.

Step 1

It’s really easy to put together.  In a big mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients.

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Thoroughly mix them.

Step 2

Thoroughly mix them. you may use a wooden spatula or your hands. (Be sure to wash your hands first!) It will look like this.

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Shape the meatballs the size of the palm of your hand, smaller than a baseball but bigger than a regular size meatball.

Step 3

Then you shape the meatballs the size of the palm of your hand, smaller than a baseball but bigger than a regular size meatball. We were able to make 6 meatballs with this mixture.

Step 4

Place the meatballs in a casserole dish. Make sure you coat the dish with olive oil or non-stick spray.

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Put the ketchup, dried mustard, and brown sugar in a bowl and mix thoroughly.

Step 5

Next, you are going to mix the sauce. Put the ketchup, dried mustard, and brown sugar in a bowl and mix thoroughly.

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Pour a spoonful of sauce over the top of the meatball.

Step 6

Pour a spoonful of sauce over the top of the meatball.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour.

Step 7

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour depending on how big the meatballs are.

Step 8

Remove from the dish and serve warm. This is really good with mashed or baked potatoes and a veggie. Put any leftovers in the fridge and serve the next day.  It’s even better as leftovers!

Yield: 6 servings

Tasty Meatloaf Meatballs Recipe

Tasty Meatloaf Meatballs Recipe

Add a twist to your traditional meatloaf by transforming them into meatballs! The tasty meatlof meatballs recipe is so good for the whole family. And it's easy to make too!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheese (we used the mixed shredded cheese)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • olive oil or non-stick spray for the casserole dish

Sauce ingredients

  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp dried mustard
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, onion powder, salt, egg, and shredded cheese in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Shape the meatballs the size of the palm of your hand.
  3. Place meatballs in a casserole dish that has been coated with olive oil or non-stick spray.
  4. Mix together the ketchup, dried mustard, and brown sugar for the sauce.
  5. With a large serving spoon, put enough sauce to cover the top of each meatball.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size of the meatballs.

Have you tried our easy and tasty meatloaf meatballs recipe? How did it turn out?