Personal Sized Meat Loaves – recipe

Larrythedood's Dukan Meatloaf with Brown Sauce

There are few comfort foods that are quite as good as meatloaf. I have listed two versions of these meatloaves, depending on your sauce  preference.

This recipe was inspired by Ina Garten’s individual meatloaves.



  • 2 lbs 90% lean ground beef, buffalo, or turkey
  • 2 yellow onions chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup oatbran
  • 3 egg whites, beaten
  • 1tsp thyme leaves
  • 3tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

For the red sauce

Larrythedood's meatloaf with red sauce

  • 1/2 cupless sugar ketchup
  • hot sauce to taste

For the Brown Sauce

  • 1 cup beef base
  • 1 cup dry white wine or 2/3 cup dry vermouth
  • 2 tbsp cognac
  1. Preheat the oven 350
  2. Saute the onions, olive oil, thyme leaves,  salt and pepper over meduim-high heat for 8-10 minutes until the are translucent and start to brown
  3. Add the garlic, mix it in a suate for 1 min.
  4. Remove the onions from the heat; add the chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste. Stir and let cool slightly.
  5. Place the ground meat in a large mixing bowl with the egg whites,  oatbran and oinion mixture. Using a fork lightly  mix the meat. note mashing the meatlaf mixture will cause the meatloaf to become dense, use a fork in a lifting motion to ‘fluff’ the meatloaf mix
  6.  Divide the mix into 6 equal portions, use those portions to make six loaves on an ungreased baking pan (hotel pan)
  7. For Red sauce topped meatloaves : Mix 1/2 cup low sugar ketchup with 1/2 tsp hot sauce. Smother the tops of the loaves. For Brown sauce topped meat loaves, skip this step and prepare the sauce after the meatloaves have baked
  8. Bake the Meat loaves for 40-45 min in the center of the oven.
  9. For the brown sauce: remove the meat loaves to a side platter place the uncleaned baking pan on top of the stove on med-high heat.
  10. Remove excess fat if necessary
  11. Add 1 cup beef stock, 1 cup dry white wine or 2/3cup dry vermouth, and 2tbsp cognac. simmer and reduce unit you have 1/3-1/2 cup left. stir frequently with a whisk and taste frequently to adjust flavor with pepper and salt if necesary (the flavors will intensify as the sauce reduces)
  12. Simmer and let reduce
  13. Thicken sauce with arrowroot or cornstach if desired
  14. Pour over the meat loaves



One response to “Personal Sized Meat Loaves – recipe

  1. Cupless sugar ketchup! 😉 priceless. Looking good! Great information.

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