I love meatloaf but don’t always have time to wait the hour and change a regular loaf takes to cook. This recipe makes great individual-size meatloaves for the family in about half the time. I like to bake a batch of these, then wrap and freeze them for a perfect make-ahead entrée.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 6-cavity mini loaf pan with nonstick spray.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, celery, carrot and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the thyme and cook for an additional minute. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Beat the eggs until combined in a large bowl. Add the ground chuck, sausage, cream, ketchup, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Pour in the cooked vegetables. Use your hands to massage the meatloaf mix together until well combined (glove up for this if you like!).
For the glaze: Stir the ketchup, barbecue sauce and mustard together in a small bowl until well mixed. Set aside.
Divide the meat mixture evenly between the loaf pans, pushing down and flattening the tops of the meatloaves. Top each loaf with about 1/4 cup of the glaze. Bake until cooked through (an instant-read thermometer inserted into the loaves should register 160 degrees F), 25 to 35 minutes.
Remove the meatloaves from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Remove the loaves from the pans and serve warm.