Mini Meatloaves

Fondation OLO | Recette | Mini-pains de viande
the illustrated version
of this recipe
  • Servings: 12 mini meatloaves (6 servings of 2 meatloaves)
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 45 minutes
  • Cost per serving: $1.72
  • Storage: 3 days in the fridge. Can be frozen.
  • Kitchen tools: Measuring cups and spoons, cutting board, vegetable peeler, sharp knife, paper muffin cup liners (or oil), large bowl, can opener, grater, colander, fork
  • This original recipe was developed by Extenso—the Université de Montréal reference centre on human nutrition.


  • 1 can (540 ml) white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 apples, peeled and grated
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • 250 ml (1 cup) breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) tomato paste
  • 250 ml (1 cup) grated cheddar cheese
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) dried parsley
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) mustard powder
  • 2.5 ml (½ tsp) salt
  • 2.5 ml (½ tsp) pepper
  • Tabasco-style hot sauce to taste
  • 500 g (1 lb) ground pork


1. Place oven rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 180oC (350oF). Oil a muffin pan or line with paper muffin cup liners.

2. In a large bowl, mash the white beans with a fork.

3. Add the apples, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg, tomato paste, cheddar cheese, parsley, mustard, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Mix with a fork.

4. Add the ground pork. Using your hands, mix the ingredients thoroughly.

5. With your hands, roll 12 balls and place in the muffin pan. Press the balls down lightly with a fork.

6. Bake about 45 minutes.

Tip: Use the cooking time to prepare your side dishes.

Variation: This mixture also makes excellent hamburger patties! Just shape into 8 patties and voilà!

Nutritional balance

This recipe provides foods from the following food groups:

  • Meat and alternatives
  • Milk and alternatives
  • Fruit

Serve with:

  • A grain product (a home-made cookie for dessert, for example)
  • Vegetables (salad, cooked or raw vegetables, for example) to round out the serving
  • A glass of milk or fortified soy beverage