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Air Fryer Mini Meatloaf Recipe

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Try this air fryer mini meatloaf recipe for a fun twist on a classic meatloaf. Mini Meatloaves are kind of like a hamburger and meatloaf mashup that are fun and quick to make!

Start with your favorite ground meat, I used ground beef and ground turkey, but you can use ground pork in place of the turkey. Add quick and simple pantry ingredients, no chopped onions are needed for this recipe. Shape into mini meatloaf patties and pop them in the air fryer for a fast and fabulous classic dinner in a flash!

4 Mini Meatloaves on a platter with side dishes in the background.

We love meatloaf!

What do I need to Make this Mini Meatloaf Recipe?

  • An Air Fryer – This recipe was tested in a Cosori MAX XL 5.8
  • 1 pound ground meat, typically I use a mix of 3/4 of a pound of ground beef and a 1/4 pound of ground turkey, you can use ALL ground beef, or a mixture of ground beef, ground pork, and/or ground turkey
  • onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper
  • panko or you can use other bread crumbs
  • egg
  • a glaze, you can use any glaze you like OR try my easy glaze in the recipe card

Ingredients for Air Fryer Mini Meatloaves.

What can I use to glaze meatloaf?

You can use ANYTHING you like to glaze these mini meatloaves. I prefer to use a combo of ketchup and barbecue sauce. But you can ALSO make it spicy by mixing ketchup, barbecue sauce, and sriracha. Generally, I use 1/3 cup of ketchup with a Tablespoon of barbecue mixed together to make the glaze.

How long do you cook a mini meatloaf in the air fryer?

Generally, I cook these air fryer mini meatloaves for 8-10 minutes at 390°. These are very similar in size to hamburgers, and they’re going to get chunkier as they cook. So be sure to check for doneness with a meat thermometer. You’re looking for a finished temperature of 155° before you put the glaze on.

Uncooked meatloaves in the air fryer basket.

Once glazed cook again for 2-3 minutes this will finish cooking the meatloaf to 160° AND give the glaze some time to cook up as well. Be sure to check the temperature in the thickest part of the meatloaf and be sure the finished temp is 160°.

Finished meatloaf in the air fryer with glaze.

Our favorite Air Fryer Recipes

Mini Meatloaf with brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes.
Yield: 4 Mini Meatloaves

Mini Meatloaves in the Air Fryer

4 Mini Meatloaves on a platter with side dishes in the background.

These quick and EASY mini meatloaves are made in the air fryer so you know they're amazing!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound of ground beef
  • 1/4 pound ground pork or turkey
  • 1 tsp italian seasons, or sub in oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil
  • 1 tsp dry parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup of ketchup
  • 1 TBSP barbecue sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes on 400°
  2. mix the meat together
  3. then add the remaining ingredients through the bread crumbs together, don't mash it up try to keep it light and fluffy
  4. make into 4 patties
  5. when the air fryer is done preheating lay the patties in the basket of the air fryer
  6. air fry them on 380° for 8-10 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meatloaf is 145-150°
  7. meanwhile mix the ketchup and the barbecue sauce together
  8. slather the tops of the patties with the glaze, and cook again for 2-3 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 155°
  9. serve hot

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