Beef is a staple at our house, as you have probably figured out by now! 🙂 We have ranch-raised natural beef in the freezer, and we eat it every day. Sometimes I pull a package of ground beef out of the freezer and let it thaw – just so I have something to work with at dinnertime! I know – I should be organized enough to have a menu plan – but I am just not always that organized, ya know? 😉
Now this recipe is very quick and very delicious – due in part to the super-sweet sauce. But – before I lose you on the sugar content, let me just tell you that you can substitute any kind of liquid sweetener, like honey, agave, etc, if you want a healthier option. 😉 I don’t make this all that often – it is a treat when I do make it!
Make the sauce, slice the onion, and fry the mini-meatloaves.
Put the fully-cooked meatloaves onto a covered plate to keep warm.
(Don’t worry about the browned bits on the pan – that just adds flavor!)
Add a little butter to the skillet and caramelize the onions.
Add sauce to onions and de-glaze the pan.
Pour the sauce and onions over the meatloaves.
Serve with potatoes or pasta.
This has been one of my husband’s favorite meals for a long time. You should try it! You will like it. 😉
Sweet BBQ Mini-Meatloaves
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/3 cup dark Karo
- 6 TBL steak sauce
- 6 tsp mustard
- 1 onion
- 1 TBL butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Mix ground beef with salt and pepper, shape into 8 patties.
- Fry over med. heat until fully cooked.
- Remove to covered serving plate, keep warm.
- Put butter in frying pan - add onions.
- When onions are sauteed, add sauce.
- Cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Pour over mini-meatloaves.
- To make sauce:
- Mix the karo, steak sauce, and mustard together.
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Linda @ 2CookinMamas says
What a great idea! The kids would love this one! I like the addition of the onions sauteed in the sauce. Yum!
Kay Schrock says
Thanks, Linda! Yes I love the onions! 🙂