Wumkees (Individual Meat Loaves)

Connee Sheckler


I created this recipe in the late 1970's to steer away from the traditional meat loaf baked in the oven. This is stove top and far easier. For some reason, my late Dad called them "Wumkees".


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5 Min
40 Min


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8 oz
stewed tomatoes
1/2 c
beef broth (divided)
1-1/2 lb
ground beef, turkey or pork
1/2 c
italian bread crumbs
1/2 c
parsley flakes
egg, beaten
1/4 c
red onion, finely chopped
1 tsp
smoked paprika
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1/4 c
1 tsp
dijon mustard
1/2 c
barbecue sauce

How to Make Wumkees (Individual Meat Loaves)


  • 1Combine tomatoes and1/4 cup broth with meat, bread crumbs, parsley, egg, onion and seasonings in large bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  • 2Shape into four individual meat loaves.
  • 3In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Brown loaves on all sides.
  • 4COVER; simmer 25 minutes; spoon out fat.
  • 5Add remaining broth, water and mustard to skillet. Stir.
  • 6Cook, UNCOVERED, 10 minutes. Stir sauce now and then.
  • 7Brush tops of loaves with your favorite barbecue sauce (if desired).

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About Wumkees (Individual Meat Loaves)

Course/Dish: Beef
Hashtags: #meat, #loaf

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