Easy Mini Meatloaf Muffins

Homemade meatloaf with a yummy sweet twist. I didn't have any breadcrumbs for the traditional meatloaf, so I searched my cabinets and came up with this meatloaf. It was a huge hit with the kids. It's sweet but still a meatloaf. The cornmeal and brown sugar just made it out of this world! Also, once cooked, they are very easy to store and pack up for leftovers. Serve with some smashed potatoes and green beans.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
12 meatloaf muffins


  • cooking spray

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 ½ cups cornmeal

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ onion, diced

  • 4 tablespoons ketchup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

  2. Place ground beef, egg, milk, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; mix with your hands until well combined. Mix in cornmeal, brown sugar, onion, and ketchup until incorporated. Press mixture firmly into the prepared muffin cups, filling each cup 3/4 full.

  3. Bake in the oven until no longer pink in the center, about 50 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before popping out of the muffin tin.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

542 Calories
19g Fat
69g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 542
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 314mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 521mg 11%

* 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.

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