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Forming the mixture into individual portions gives this comforting meal a little elegance and charm.

MINI MEATLOAVES WITH CHILI SAUCE

mini meatloaves

cooking spray

1 onion, chopped

1/3 cup fresh parsley leaves

4 slices of bacon, coarsely chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

2/3 cup old-fashioned oats

1/4 cup boiling water

1 1/4 pound ground beef

3 eggs

salt and freshly ground black pepper

3/4 cup chili sauce

Heat oven to to 400F.

Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

Pulse the onion, parsley, bacon and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped.

In a large bowl, combine the oats and boiling water, stirring to combine. Add the onion mixture, beef, eggs, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and mix well by hand.

Shape the mixture into 4 small loaves on the prepared baking sheet. Brush 1/2 cup of the chili sauce over the top, and bake until cooked through, about 20 minutes.

Turn the broiler on high, brush the loaves with the remaining 1/4 cup chili sauce, and broil until browned in spots, about 2 minutes.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Fine Cooking, October/November 2015

www.finecooking.com/

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