Contadina® Mini Meatloaves with Tomato Glaze


Mini meatloaves are browned in a skillet then simmered in a sweet tomato sauce glaze for a quick weeknight preparation.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • 12 saltine crackers, finely crushed

  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 (15 ounce) can CONTADINA® Tomato Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon Mashed or roasted potatoes


  1. Combine beef, onion, cracker crumbs, Worcestershire and egg in a large bowl. Mix well with hands or a spoon.

  2. Shape meat into 6 rectangular mini meatloaves, each about the size of a deck of cards (3-1/2 by 2x1/2 by 1/2-inch thick).

  3. Heat oil in a wide skillet over medium-high heat; brown meatloaves 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside. Drain fat from pan.

  4. Add sauce and brown sugar to pan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer over medium heat 3 minutes, stirring frequently until slightly reduced. Return meatloaves to pan and spoon sauce over tops. Simmer, uncovered, over medium heat 5 minutes or until cooked through. Serve meatloaves and sauce with mashed or roasted potatoes, if desired.


NOTE: Recipe can be prepared using your favorite meatloaf recipe; shape and cook as directed above.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
18g Fat
17g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 563mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 387mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.