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Bacon-Topped Mini Meat Loaves

 Bacon-Topped Mini Meat Loaves
All the savory deliciousness of mom’s meat loaf in single-size servings! —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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 turkey or beef
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  • 1/4 cup ketchup

Directions

  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until partially cooked
  • but not crisp. Drain on paper towels; set aside.
  • 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.
  • Shape into five loaves. Arrange around the edge of a microwave-safe
  • deep-dish pie plate; top each with a strip of bacon.
  • Cover and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes or until meat is no

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Bacon-Topped Mini Meat Loaves (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.