Make these mini meat loaves Mediterranean with a blend of fresh herbs and serve with broccolini for freshness. This yummy meal cooks all on one pan, so there's less clean-up afterwards, too!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 15x10-inch baking pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl combine egg, 1/2 cup of the bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of the basil, the roasted pepper, tomato sauce, 2 Tbsp. of the parsley, the salt, and fennel seeds. Add ground beef; mix well. Shape mixture into four oval loaves. Arrange in one half of prepared baking pan. Bake 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, remove 1/2 tsp. zest from lemon half. In a small bowl combine remaining 1/4 cup bread crumbs and basil, remaining 2 Tbsp. parsley, lemon zest, and 1 tsp. of the oil. In a large bowl toss broccolini with remaining 2 tsp. oil.

  • Place broccolini in other half of pan. Top meat loaves with crumb mixture. Bake 15 minutes more or until a loaf registers 160°F and broccolini is crisp-tender. Squeeze juice from lemon half over broccolini.


The internal color of a meat loaf or meatball is not a reliable doneness indicator. A beef meat loaf or meatball cooked to 160°F is safe, regardless of color. To measure the doneness of a meat loaf, insert an instant-read thermometer into the center of the loaf.

Nutrition Facts

308 calories; 15 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat; 119 mg cholesterol; 585 mg sodium. 619 mg potassium; 13 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 27 g protein; 1 g trans fatty acid; 1530 IU vitamin a; 66 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 6 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 52 mcg folate; 2 mcg vitamin b12; 67 mg calcium; 4 mg iron;


Rating: 3 stars
I’m wondering what to do with the 1/4 cup of roasted pepper that isn’t used.... Portions are very small... tasty but not enough food