Tangy Mini Meatloaf with Savory Sauce

  I have sat at my computer and been moved to tears many many times this week.  I will never be able to eloquently describe to you, the fear I battled, we battled, in our decision to obey the Lord’s calling to post our story, turned HIS.  Our tragedy, turned triumph.  I feared your rejection.  I feared your comments, but guess what?  Fear doesn’t come from God.  My fear was unfounded.  There has not been one negative comment on the blog, NOT ONE!  From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

  I know this has been a tough week for all of us.  Reading has been heavy, but I thank you for sticking with me, and hope you will continue to do so for the duration of this series.  Today, you get a break from it and can enjoy Weekend Potluck instead!   Surviving Infidelity: Shattered Hearts, Broken Promises, will continue Monday-Thursday next week.

  Love you all,


My family is not a big fan of Meatloaf!   I never liked it either as a kid.  In fact,  the word Meatloaf still kinda gives me the heebie-jeebies!

Apparently, Paxton agrees with Momma. Poor kid, really didn’t care for these at first! Check out the watery eyes….and yes, he still had to eat it and soon realized he DID like it!


Anyhow, make Meatloaf into a Mini version, smother it in Nana’s Special Savory Sauce, and they’ll be gone in seconds!!!!!  YUMMO!  The whole family (well, except Pax) kept going “MMmmmm!” with every bite.  That always makes me happy! 🙂  I say the sauce is what takes this dish over the top!

Tangy Mini Meatloaf with Savory Sauce



  • 2 cups Fresh Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs (or More To Get The Texture You Desire)
  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • ¾ cups Carrot Shreds
  • 1 whole Red Pepper
  • ½ whole Large White Onion
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Yellow Mustard
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons BBQ Sauce
  • 4 whole Garlic Cloves, Pressed
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire


  • 11 ounces, fluid Can Of Tomato Soup
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • ¾ cups Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cups White Vinegar

Preparation Instructions

1. Make sauce by combining all listed ingredients. Set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 375*. Spray 2, 12 count muffin tins with non-stick spray. Use a food processor to pulse wheat bread for 2+ cups fresh bread crumbs. Pour into a large bowl along with raw meat.

3. Place carrots, onion and red pepper in the food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add to large bowl along with bread crumbs and meat.

4. Add egg, ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper, BBQ sauce, and garlic. Use hands to combine thoroughly, adding more bread crumbs as necessary. You are wanting the mix mixture to stay formed when you shape it in your hands.

5. Divide mixture into 24 balls. Dip each ball into sauce, coating all sides, and place in sprayed muffin tin. Press to form to muffin tin shape.

6. Wash hands and scrape any remaining sauce onto tops of mini meatloaves. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 160*.

Serve with Cheesy Ranch Potatoes and your favorite veggie!



10 thoughts on “Tangy Mini Meatloaf with Savory Sauce

  1. MMM! I LOVE meatloaf – especially if it’s ‘doctored’! It’s great that this dish has veggies in it too. Too bad I’m not there…I’d gladly help Pax clean his plate. =) What a glorious week of blessing! Soo happy to be on this journey with you Dear One. God loves to blow our socks off doesn’t He??? Hope you get some rest this weekend.

  2. I always loved having meatloaf growing up. We don’t have it very often now because my husband isn’t a big fan…maybe if I make these yummy little mini ones? Thank you for sharing your heart all week. I know that had to be hard to publish all of that, but I wanted to let you know that you have been in my prayers this week.

    Thank you so much for sharing my cheesecake danish and for hosting the fun party:-)

  3. I have such admiration for you! You are such a beautiful Godly woman and a great example to all of us. Thank you for sharing your story with us,
    I am a new follower to your blog and this is my first time linking up. What a great party, thanks 😉

  4. I / we love meatloaf always have and love many varieties as well and this looks Amazing to me !
    You and Dale poured your hearts out this last week to everyone you are both brave and strong.
    Even though I have never had to deal with something like this there were many parts of both of your posts that really hit home as I am sure did for many others so thank you so much for sharing your hearts and struggles and love for the Lord and the miracles he works!

  5. I always liked my Mom’s meatloaf but I don’t like mine. It just isn’t as good. Yours sounds yummy.

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