Delicious individual meatloaves! The flavors are great and the topping is to die for. The lemon on top makes a nice presentation.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish or a dish of similar size.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, lemon juice, water, egg, bread, onion and seasoning salt until well blended. Shape into 6 individual loaves - I like to make large balls. Place them in the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven while you prepare the topping. In a small bowl, stir together the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard powder, allspice and cloves. Spoon the sauce over the loaves, then top each one with a slice of lemon. Return to the oven, and bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until cooked through.

Nutrition Facts

336.1 calories; 22.1 g protein; 29 g carbohydrates; 99.9 mg cholesterol; 724.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2006
This is my favorite meatloaf recipe. My mother would always make it when I was home on a college break. This was my first attempt at making it. I'm not a big clove fan so I excluded the ground cloves. And I used extra-lean ground beef Egg Beaters and light bread to make the recipe a little healthier. Delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2004
The meatloaf was good. It could have used some more spice such as basil or oregano. Didn't like the sauce. The clove and allspice flavor was too strong for me. Bottled BBQ sauce ended up being what I used. Otherwise the lemon gave the meatloaf a lighter flavorl. Read More
(26)
139 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 88
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2006
This is my favorite meatloaf recipe. My mother would always make it when I was home on a college break. This was my first attempt at making it. I'm not a big clove fan so I excluded the ground cloves. And I used extra-lean ground beef Egg Beaters and light bread to make the recipe a little healthier. Delicious! Read More
(74)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2006
This is my favorite meatloaf recipe. My mother would always make it when I was home on a college break. This was my first attempt at making it. I'm not a big clove fan so I excluded the ground cloves. And I used extra-lean ground beef Egg Beaters and light bread to make the recipe a little healthier. Delicious! Read More
(74)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2007
Try baking it in muffin tins - make a cute presentation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2006
This was a great recipe-- somewhere between four and five stars so I rounded up. Instead of four pieces of bread I used two pieces of bread and one cup of panko crust mixed in with the meat. And when I make this recipe next time I will cut down the amount of lemon juice by 1/4 or so. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2004
This recipe was a big success. the only thing I did differently was to add 1/4 cup of commercial barbeque sauce I added half of a chopped green pepper and I put bacon over the top of the loaf. I didn't have any leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2004
I decided to try this because the glaze sounded good. I made meat balls and placed them in a muffin pan so it would be more appealing to my son (whose is picky beyond belief) and them spread the glaze on top of each one and baked accordingly. They turned out really good and he actually ate about 1/2 of one. I served these over rice and skipped the lemon slices. Thanks Tiffany. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2007
I have used this recipe for over 30 years - just renamed it to Individual BBQ Beef Loaves. Someone who did not like meatloaf actually asked me (begged me) to make this. It is my daughter's favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2006
I put it all in a loaf pan instead. But it was very tender and tasty meatloaf. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2004
The meatloaf was good. It could have used some more spice such as basil or oregano. Didn't like the sauce. The clove and allspice flavor was too strong for me. Bottled BBQ sauce ended up being what I used. Otherwise the lemon gave the meatloaf a lighter flavorl. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2007
This is my new favorite meatloaf recipe.The only change I made was more onions. The topping flavor is great!Kids loved these. Read More
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