BBQ Meat Loaf Minis Recipe
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BBQ Meat Loaf Minis Recipe

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Kids can have fun helping to prepare these mini meat loaves in muffin cups. For extra spice, we sometimes add 2 teaspoons chili powder and 1 cup of salsa. —Linda Call, Falun, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) stuffing mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons hickory smoke-flavored barbecue sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Additional hickory smoke-flavored barbecue sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 mini meatloaves (calculated without addi: 330 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 668mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine stuffing mix, water and 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Place 1/3 cup mixture into each of 12 ungreased muffin cups, pressing lightly.
  2. Bake, uncovered, 18-22 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Sprinkle tops with cheese; bake 2-4 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. If desired, serve with additional barbecue sauce.
    Freeze option: Securely wrap and freeze cooled meat loaf in plastic wrap and foil. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Unwrap meat loaf; reheat on a greased shallow baking pan in a preheated 350° oven until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as BBQ Meat Loaf Minis in Taste of Home April/May 2013

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Reviewed May. 5, 2016

"This was yummy and really easy to make. Very quick, too! The stuffing added just the right amount of seasoning. Next time I would definitely generously grease the muffin tin cups ahead of time. I found they were hard to get out of the tins after they were done. My picky kids loved these.!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2015

"This was inedible. The stuffing mix didn't go well in the recipe. Threw all of them away!"

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2015

"This was easy enough for my 9 year old to make. Wonderful recipe, the whole family loves it!"

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2015

"kids can't get enough of this (and neither can my husband)"

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"So good and so quick and easy to make! Only complaint I have is that you could really taste the stuffing. I will definitely make these again."

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