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One-pan mini meatloaf dinner recipe

Are you dreaming of one easy dinner with very little washing up? Then this one-pan meatloaf dinner is for you. It has single serve meatloaves with crunchy potato wedges and garlicky green beans on the side.



  • 1 kg red potatoes
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 small brown onion, diced
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper
  • 375g green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce


Step 1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Cover a large baking tray with baking paper and set aside. Slice each potato into 6 wedges and pour over 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Toss to coat, sprinkle over flour and season with salt and pepper. Tip potatoes onto baking tray and bake for 20 minutes.

Step 2. Meanwhile, place the mince, diced onion, breadcrumbs, 2 cloves of crushed garlic, egg and salt and pepper into a bowl. Using clean hands, mix all ingredients together until well combined and divide into four portions.

Step 3. Shape 4 mini meatloaves. Remove the tray from the oven and push potatoes to one end. Place the mini loaves onto the tray and return to the oven for 10 minutes.

Step 4. In a bowl, mix tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce together.  Place beans into a bowl and drizzle remaining two tablespoons of oil over the beans and toss with remaining crushed garlic cloves. Remove the tray from the oven and spoon sauce over meatloaves generously. Push wedges to the centre and add the beans to the end of the tray. Bake for another 10 minutes and serve.

Meatloaf dinner


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  • This recipe wa created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.