Air Fryer Meat Loaf

Air fryer Meatloaf

Imagine sinking your fork into a succulent mini meatloaf, its exterior boasting a tantalizing glaze of tomato balsamic goodness. This mini marvel is a testament to comfort and flavor, crafted with care and cooked to perfection in the air fryer. Each bite offers a symphony of savory notes, mingling with the subtle sweetness of the balsamic-infused tomatoes that crown the meatloaf’s surface.

Atop each mini meatloaf sits a cluster of small tomatoes, glistening with the rich hues of the balsamic glaze. These tomatoes, tender and bursting with flavor, add a delightful burst of freshness to every mouthful. Their natural sweetness harmonizes beautifully with the tangy undertones of the balsamic vinegar, creating a mouthwatering contrast that elevates the dish to new heights.

As you savor each bite, the tomatoes lend a juicy succulence that complements the hearty texture of the meatloaf. Their vibrant colors and vibrant flavors serve as a visual and culinary delight, inviting you to indulge in a culinary experience that is both comforting and refined.

With their irresistible allure and vibrant flavors, the small tomatoes atop the meatloaf not only add visual appeal but also enhance the dish’s overall taste and texture. They are the crowning jewels of this delectable creation, inviting you to savor the perfect balance of flavors in every bite.




Air Fryer Mini Meatloaf



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This recipe features mini meatloaves cooked to perfection in the air fryer, topped with a delectable tomato balsamic glaze. These savory delights are crafted with ground beef, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and a medley of herbs and spices, resulting in tender and flavorful mini meatloaves. The crowning touch comes from the addition of small tomatoes, glazed with a sweet and tangy tomato balsamic topping, adding freshness and depth to each bite. This recipe is a celebration of comfort food reinvented for the air fryer, offering a quick and delicious meal option that's perfect for any occasion.


  • 1 pound ground beef (or turkey, chicken, or pork)

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • For the Tomato Balsamic topping
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat Your Air Fryer: Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for about 5 minutes.

  • Prepare the Meatloaf Mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, milk, egg, chopped onion, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.

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  • Shape the Mini Meatloaves: Divide the meat mixture into equal portions and shape them into mini meatloaves, about 2 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick.

  • Prepare the Tomato Balsamic Topping: In a small bowl, mix together the tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until well combined.

  • Top the Mini Meatloaves: Place the mini meatloaves in the air fryer basket, leaving some space between each one. Place a small tomato on top of each meatloaf. Spoon the tomato balsamic topping over each meatloaf and tomato, ensuring they are evenly coated.

  • Air Fry the Meatloaves: Place the air fryer basket in the preheated air fryer and cook the mini meatloaves for 15-20 minutes, or until they are cooked through and the topping is caramelized.

  • Serve and Enjoy: Once cooked, remove the mini meatloaves from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired, and enjoy your delicious air fryer mini meatloaves with tomato balsamic topping and roasted tomatoes!

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This recipe combines the classic comfort of meatloaf with the tangy sweetness of a tomato balsamic topping, creating a mouthwatering dish that's perfect for any occasion. Enjoy the juicy burst of flavor from the roasted tomatoes, elevating this dish to new heights of deliciousness!

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