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Bacon-Topped Mini Meat Loaves Recipe

Bacon-Topped Mini Meat Loaves Recipe

Here's all the savory deliciousness of Mom's meat loaf in a single-serving size! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 5 bacon strips
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup ketchup


  • 1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Drain on paper towels; set aside.
  • 2. Combine the egg, milk, Worcestershire sauce, carrots, green pepper, crackers, 1/2 cup cheese, onion and seasonings in a large bowl. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  • 3. Shape into five loaves. Arrange around the edge of a microwave-safe deep-dish pie plate; top each with a strip of bacon.
  • 4. Cover and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Spread ketchup over tops and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let stand for 5 minutes. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.