Dean's Regular & Individual Meat Loaves

Rose Mary Mogan Recipe

By Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois

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This is my own personal take on a meat loaf recipe that I saw the Pioneer Woman make on Food Network. It is similiar but also different in so many ways. I know you will be pleased weather you make it as Individual or in the traditional size. The flavor is great, and I shared with my neighbors. You can also halves the recipe if you like, or freeze some for a day you do not have time to cook. It is a great recipe and the flavors are really great.Making individual servings is a quick way to get dinner on the table fast. My husband was very impressed, I won't mention how many he had. SMILE


2 1/2 lb
ground chuck
1 1/2 lb
lean ground turkey
2 pkg
onion soup mix
1 large
vidalia onion, chopped
3 clove
garlic, minced
5 medium
eggs, or 4 large beaten well
1 large
red bell pepper, chopped
1 1/2 c
evaporated milk or regular
1 tsp
black pepper
9 slice
white bread
1 lb
oscar mayer bacon, regular slice
1 3/4 c
heinz catsup
1/3 c
splenda brown sugar blend
2 tsp
dry mustard powder
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES F. In a large bowl add the 9 slices bread along with both packets of onion soup mix. Then pour the milk over all, try to saturate the slices of bread with milk and allow to sit for about 10 minutes.
Then add both the ground chuck and ground turkey to the bowl, along with the minced garlic, chopped onions,bell pepper, eggs & black pepper. Mix thourgly to combine.
Lightly spray a long jelly roll pan with non stick cooking spray. Then shape ground meat mixture into individual shaped mini meat loaves and place on pan. Allowing space between each loaf. Then take a strip of bacon and cut in half, (I cut about 5 slices at a time)& wrap each individual meat loaf in bacon, by width or the long way.
Now in a small bowl combine catsup with dry mustard, brown sugar, garlic powder, & black pepper. Stir well to mix, and spread over each individual loaf, along base and on top. I had enough to make 14 individual meat loaves and 1 larger one, with a few slices of bacon left over, after all was said and done.
Place in preheated 350 degree F. Oven and bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour. Serve with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and your choice of veggies. I made a stir fry of snow peas, onions, yellow squash & orange bell peppers.
This is what the larger meat loaf looked like.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois
Jan 23, 2014
Patsy I hope you & your family liked it as much as we did. It is a great recipe, and great way for portion control. Thanks for your comment.
Patsy-Lee Hadix texastootsie
Jan 16, 2014
Trying this today. :)
Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois
Nov 1, 2013
My daughter Briana is making this recipe to serve 50 people where she works . She wanted to do it all by herself, as I offered to drive to Ohio and help her, but she was confident that she could make them by herself. My daughter has grown up now, & doesn't need my help. She also chose to make my recipe for Green Beans W/Shallots & Carrots (SEMI-HOMEMADE) & the Creamy Mashed Potatoes W/Sour Cream & Chive. I told her to come back after it is all over to rate the recipe. She tasted a sample meat loaf and said it was so good. Said she even made extra glaze to go on top.
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Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois
Jul 17, 2012
Thank you Red Y for your comments. I too love the Pioneer Woman, and funny that you mention that you pair your meat Loaf with Corn Casserole. I love Corn Souffle and could literally eat it every day. But I know better.LOL Rose Mary's Corn Souffle I have quite a few versions of this recipe in my SELF PUBLISHED COOKBOOK of 795 recipes, sometimes I add Finely shredded Cheese on top, as I did with these Meat Loaves, and other times I leave the top plain, and add other ingredients into the batter. There is no right or wrong way to make Corn Souffle in my opinion. Thanks for your comments. Welcome aboard and it is great to have you here. You will meet some great cooks, both Men & Wemon, all friendly and very helpful, should you ever have a cooking problem. I think this is the best COOKING SITE ON THE PLANET. You just can't go wrong. Thanks again for your comments, and have a great day.