Mini Meatloaf Muffins (Freezer Friendly Meals)

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I love making these mini meatloaf muffins. Why? I am always on the lookout for freezer friendly meals. I’m a busy mom and I don’t always have the time to cook things from scratch, so when I can batch freeze a few meals that cook up easy, that is ideal for me.

These mini meatloaf muffins will satisfy appetites big or small, and they’ll save money by helping you to use up things in your house. You can freeze a big batch or a small batch, and then pop them in the oven whenever hunger strikes.

My family of 3 adults and 1 toddler is currently working on getting rid of all of our debt. My husband and I live with my father to help consolidate bills and save us all money.

Because of our goal to be debt free, we keep to a budget for our groceries. Everyone’s budget is going to vary base on their own income and where they live, but for us we aim to stay around $70 a week.

That’s $70 for 7 lunches and 7 dinners, plus snacks and breakfast for my son.

To help do this, we use the chest freezer I bought when I was pregnant a lot. We buy our meat in bulk when it’s on sale, and package it up for different meals before freezing it. Plus, we meal plan.

Decorative image of meatloaf muffins topped with ketchup

Trust me, you don’t want to take one of those huge 5 pounds of beef rolls and just throw it in the freezer like that. It’ll take forever to thaw and then you’ll have to use all 5 pounds super quick!

One of the ways that we do this is by making frozen mini meat loaf muffins. We freeze them raw so they’re ready to bake, but you can freeze them after being cooked and cooled too!

I want to be clear that any recipe will work with this. Seriously. If you have grandma’s recipe written down, it’ll work.

Just shove that recipe into a muffin tin and freeze away. You’ll have to check on them to take them out once they’re 160*f, but once you make these muffins once you’ll be able to write down how long you need to cook them for and it’s super simple after that.

Here’s my recipe:

Frozen Meat Loaf Muffins

Individual servings of meat loaf that can be frozen for easy future meals. These are easily customizable and are the perfect option for pregnant women trying to batch cook before baby arrives.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread crumbs, butter, egg, freezer friendly, ground beef, milk, onion

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Plastic wrap
  • Muffin tins

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion chopped to your preferred size
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Ketchup or other meatloaf topping to taste

Instructions

To Freeze Raw

  • Line your tins with plastic wrap. This will make it easier to get the frozen raw meatloaf out of the muffin tin.
  • Melt the butter and add the chopped onions. Cook them until they're soft. Remove from heat and allow to cool so they don't cook the beef.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the beef, egg, milk, onions, and bread crumbs with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Divide the meat loaf mix into the muffin tin holes. Lightly pat them into each of the tins.
  • Cover the tins with plastic wrap. Freeze until the meat is set and won't deform. Pop the meat loaf muffins out, wrap them up, and throw them into a freezer bag.
  • When you're ready to cook them, bake at 350* for 20 to 25 minutes, until a meat thermometer reads 160*.

To Bake Now

  • Preheat the oven to 350*f.
  • Melt the butter and add the chopped onions. Cook them until they're soft. Remove from heat and allow to cool so they don't cook the beef.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the beef, egg, milk, onions, and bread crumbs with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Brush your muffin tin with vegetable oil or olive oil.
  • Divide the meat loaf mix into the muffin tin holes. Lightly pat them into each of the tins.
  • Get your preferred meat loaf sauce ready.
  • Bake your meat loaf muffins for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and add your meat loaf sauce. Bake for 10 to 15 more minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160*.
  • Let stand for a few minutes, then serve and enjoy! Or let them cool, wrap them up, throw them into a freezer bag, and warm them up later in the microwave.
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