Pan Fried Mini Meatloaf

This is a yummy and simple meatloaf recipe.  Comes together quickly by pan frying instead of baking.  Short on time? These Pan Fried Mini Meatloaves are perfect.My family loves meatloaf.

It’s great with mashed potatoes or Cheddar Bacon Risotto and even better for leftovers the next day on a sandwich!

(I will admit to eating it for breakfast sometimes).

But some days I am in a hurry and don’t have the time for it to cook in the oven.  This is when I had the idea to pan fry them as individual loaves or patties.  It works great and you end up cutting the cooking time about in half, which is perfect for us busy cooks!

This recipe is pretty simple, but you can add any of your favorite spices or even use BBQ sauce for the glaze on top!



Yields 4

Pan Fried Mini Meatloaves

Pan Fried Mini Meatloaves

20 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 1 pound 80/20 ground beef
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs (gluten free if necessary)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tsp olive oil (for the pan)
  • Glaze
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • Pinch of salt
  • d Mini Meatloaves


  1. Combine all meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Stir together gently until combined
  3. Form into 4-5 equal loaf type shapes or patties
  4. Set aside
  5. In a small bowl mix ketchup, mustard and salt for the glaze, set aside.
  6. Heat your skillet to medium
  7. Coat skillet with olive oil
  8. Place loaves into hot skillet and brown each side for 3-5 minutes
  9. Cover and reduce to medium low for 10 minutes
  10. Spread glaze on loaves and cover.
  11. Cook for 2 more minutes
  12. Serve
Recipe Type: Dinner


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  1. Vinnie says

    Lol! How timely! Last night we had meatloaf and my son (who spend several years in institutional homes before coming to live with me) told me that his favorite meatloaf was “pan fried.” I asked if he meant that it was reheated in a frying pan and he said no, it was cooked that way. I’d never heard of this! So I guess I’ll have to print this out and make it some time soon. Thank you for the recipe!

  2. Deanna Furrey says

    I love this mini meatloaves! We add cheese to the meat and brown sugar to the glaze and bake. I might try the stove next time and see how that works. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Daniel Erskine says

    Meatloaf for breakfast?
    Dam straight! Good food is good any time!
    I think I might do minced onions and garlic but the recipe look delicious.


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