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Friday, August 23, 2013

Comfort Me!

Comfort Food:  BBQ Mini Meatloaves

I enjoy comfort food, there's always a time and place for it and it just makes you feel good!  Especially on a bad day, a long day or a cold wintry day!  Nothing like some lovin' from the oven I always say...and when it smells divine...mmmm that's what I'm talking about!

I love meatloaf. But I only love MY meatloaf. I've tried many and never have found any I like better than my own. My kids will ONLY eat my meatloaf, they don't like other kinds either.  It's not a complicated recipe, nothing over the top, just great flavor and texture!  
I don't like a solid brick of hamburger, I like good stuff inside and a nice topping.

I cook my meatloaf in a mini meatloaf pan, it cooks faster and is so much neater...NOT to mention that it pops out perfectly shaped every time.
You can make these ahead of time and cover and store in fridge then cook later.

My pan is similar to this one here, not expensive but works great and I've had it for awhile.

After you make your meat mixture, grease your pan (even if its non-stick, trust me on this) and load each loaf section HALFWAY.  Then add your shredded cheese over it. MMmmmmm!

Then fill up rest of loaf with the remaining meat mixture.  Then top with your BBQ sauce. I use my own Cherry Cola BBQ sauce <recipe here>.
Cook uncovered for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

Right outta the oven..looks yummy and smells sooooo good!
They cook in 45 minutes...remove from oven and let rest a few minutes before serving.

So, so good...and if you have leftovers you can slice it, heat it and make meatloaf sandwiches the next day...oh my gosh soooo good :)


Printable Recipe HERE!


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  1. Looks yummy! Thanks Suzanne!

  2. Yummy!!! When am I invited? You cook good, Girl!
    Cathy Lee

    1. You are invited anytime, just give me a heads up a few hours before LOL! I usually make extra because we never know how many will be joinin us..the kid's friends are always finding a way to come over ;)

  3. I cracked up while reading this to see that you BBQ sauce has Cherry Coke in it...OF COURSE it does LOL! Can't wait to make this...looks and sounds soooo good!
    the PaperTemptress

    1. Well of course, if I can't drin it all the time I at least want to eat it ahahaha! :)

  4. Oh these look so very good. I have a recipe for mini meat loaves from an old Taste of Home but I will try yours, and your BBQ sauce, which sounds fabulous. Would sugar free cherry cola work in it?

    1. Thanks Nancy...I don't see why you couldn't try the sugar-free, its the flavor of the soda and the sweetness that adds to the sauce but try it and see.


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