Thursday, April 9, 2015

Monica's Mini Meatloaves

Monica's Mini Meatloaves Recipe
(Makes about 2 dozen)

Ingredients:
5 lbs hamburger
2 cups oatmeal
2 cups chopped onion
4 eggs
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 TBS soy sauce
1/2 TBS Moore's
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper

Mix all ingredients. Measure 1/2 cup servings and shape into balls. Bake 350F for 30 minutes. Drain well. Cover in Special Sauce.

Sauce Ingredients:
2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups brown sugar

Combine ingredients. Mix well. Spoon over mini meatloaves.

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Originally this was a recipe to make 1" meatballs. My cousin Monica made this one time and brought to a pot luck...or something like that. The details are fuzzy. What I distinctly remember is that everyone loved these little suckers, and the recipe was dubbed "Monica's Meatballs."

Mom and I were recently making these and I decided to try adapting the recipe a bit to make it easier to make. I do not enjoy hand-rolling 1" meatballs. So we changed it to mini meatloaves and doubled the recipe while we were at it.

The original recipe calls for Worcestershire sauce in the meatballs, but I couldn't find it when I was mixing it up. Hence the soy sauce and Moore's. Yay for recipe adaption!

It should be noted that the sauce recipe listed above makes about 4 cups of sauce. Sweetie is a sauce-aholic, so that was just fine for us.

Now go forth and try this recipe out. Seriously. They're almost addicting.



















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