Meatloaf For One (Or Two)

If you’re cooking for one (or two), you know it’s extremely difficult to do efficiently. Most recipes only use a portion of the amount of protein that you can buy at the grocery, and I personally hate wasting food. So, this week I’ll be posting two recipes a day that you can easily assemble for a dinner and a lunch the next day, while using up what you’ve bought at the store. Next up is ground beef, which I normally buy a pound at a time and lean (92/8).

The first recipe is for meatloaf, which is one of my favorite comfort foods. This recipe takes a little over an hour to assemble and cook. Trust me, it’s worth the wait and tastes out of this world. It makes for a great dinner for two, or is even better the next day as a sandwich! If you’re not using an air fryer, all of my recipes can also be made on a sheet pan in the oven.

Air Fryer Meatloaf For One (Or Two)

Air fryer meatloaf
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fried, Air Fryer, Meatloaf
Servings: 2
Author: John
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Air fryer or oven
  • Large mixing bowl
  • 3 cup oven safe Pyrex glass baking dish

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean beef the same beef mixture will be used in the next recipe
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 can olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tbsp ketchup

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer, or oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix beef, egg, panko, milk, garlic, salt and pepper together.
  • Spray the Pyrex dish with olive oil, and add 1/2 of the beef mixture.
  • Cook for one hour, removing in the last ten minutes to add 1 tbsp of mustard and ketchup to the top. Cook for 5 more minutes and add the last tbsp of ketchup to the top of the meatloaf, cooking for the final 5 minutes.

Please note, the same beef mixture made above will be used for the second recipe today. Also, if you’re interested in ordering the Pyrex that I use for this recipe the link is below.

Pyrex 6017471 Simply Store 3-Cup Rectangular Glass Food Storage Dish, 2-Piece, blue lid

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