Delicious Mini Meat Loaves


  • 1 tablespoon good olive oil
  • 3 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 1 tbsp dried dill
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 4 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup canned chicken stock or broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 pound ground chuck (81 percent lean)
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 pound ground lamb * if you cannot get lamb, you can use additional ground turkey sausage.
  • 1/2 pound ground Italian turkey sausage
  • 1/2 cup plain dry Italian bread crumbs
  • 2 extra-large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup ketchup


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Heat the olive oil in a medium saute pan and saute onions, thyme, salt, and pepper and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes, until the onions are translucent but not brown. Off the heat, add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste. Allow to cool slightly. In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck, onion mixture, bread crumbs, and eggs, and mix lightly with a fork. Don't mash or the meatloaf will be dense. Divide the mixture into 6 (10 to 11-ounce) portions and shape each portion into a small loaf on a sheet pan. Spread about a tablespoon of ketchup on the top of each portion. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until the internal temperature is about 155 to 160 degrees F and the meat loaves are cooked through.