It’s just plain fun for guests to be able to grab a football mini meatloaf while watching the game. Presenting such a hearty comfort food in festive single serve manner certainly enhances a football party theme.
Making the Football Mini Meatloaf Recipe
Here is a quick visual walk-through of the process of making these easy mini football meatloaves. Full recipe below.
As you can see, the mini meatloaf recipe does not take much more effort than a standard meatloaf, but the cooking time will be less for these individual serving meatloaves.
Easy Football Party Food
Here is a quick easy football party food spread. A platter of football mini meatloaf and an ample bowl of Easy Queso Dip. The dip can be prepared while the meatloaf is cooking. Just add some chips, maybe a fresh cut veggie platter and some beverages and you have a game day party.
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- 2 pounds ground round beef 85% lean
- 16 oz. Tomato Sauce
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
- 1 oz dry onion soup mix 1 oz envelope
- 1/2 cup Ketchup
- 1 stick string cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line shallow baking dish or sheet pan with aluminum foil; coat the foil with cooking spray.
Thoroughly mix together the ground beef, tomato sauce, eggs, oats and soup mix in large bowl.
Divide the mixture into 8 equal parts, then shape each into an oval (you can slightly pinch the ends if you like). place in prepared pan.
Spread ketchup evenly over the top of each mini meatloaf.
Bake 25 minutes or until the mini meatloaves reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees.(160°F).
Make the football laces by cutting the string cheese into thin strips. You will need 8 long pieces and 32 short pieces. Place 1 long piece crossed by 4 short pieces on each meatloaf.