Barbecued Onion Meat Loaves Recipe
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Barbecued Onion Meat Loaves Recipe

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Onion soup mix and stuffing are the surprise ingredients in these super-simple mini meat loaves. They're definite family-pleasers. —Nicole Russman, Lincoln, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup crushed seasoned stuffing
  • 1 tablespoon onion soup mix
  • 1-1/4 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 234 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 451mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 3 lean meat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk, 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce, stuffing and onion soup mix. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into five loaves; arrange around the edge of a microwave-safe dish.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 minutes or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes. Top with the remaining barbecue sauce. If desired, sprinkle with minced parsley. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Barbecued Onion Meat Loaves in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p20

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ekatiakarpova 114747
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"Wow, very tasty. I used crushed ritz. I have toped with barbecue sauce and baked in the oven, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes."

mariekelly 123887
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2010

"i meant to say we used the crushed crackers instead of the crushed stuffing..."

mariekelly 132788
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2010

"we used crushed ritz butter crackers and baked it, it was awesome!!"

mkfrazier 53303
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2010

"Great quick meatloaf recipe. I chose to bake these at 350º for 35 minutes in a regular oven and they were perfect. Also, extra lean ground beef worked well to reduce the fat content a little. Sweet Baby Ray's Honey BBQ sauce was delicious, but using your own favorite BBQ sauce will probably most satisfying. Also, I used 2 tablespoons of the onion soup mix and next time I will add a 1/2 cup of diced onion. We love that onion flavor!"

805ness 83638
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"I love this recipe but I do not cook with a microwave. I think it turned out much better baked."

Paige2 114634
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2008


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