Cheese-Topped Meat Loaves Recipe
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Cheese-Topped Meat Loaves Recipe

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This is one of my favorite entrees for two. I found this tender meat loaf recipe in a supermarket’s cookbook almost 20 years ago and have enjoyed it ever since. Sometimes I substitute ground turkey or chicken for the ground beef or make extra loaves to freeze for later meals. –Lois Kinneberg, Phoenix, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup picante sauce, divided
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 323 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 177 mg cholesterol, 581 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the egg, 2 tablespoons picante sauce, oats, onion, chili powder and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into two 4-in. x 2-in. loaves.
  2. Place in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°.
  3. Place the remaining picante sauce in a small microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Pour over meat loaves. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and microwave on high for 45 seconds or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Cheese-Topped Meat Loaves in Simple & Delicious March/April 2006, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 323 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 177 mg cholesterol, 581 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Reviews for Cheese-Topped Meat Loaves

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

I have had many disasterous episodes making meatloaves. This by far, is the best recipe ever for that. I double the batch for a family of 4, bake it in the oven at 350 for 30 min, like a previous poster stated, and it comes out fabulous! Everyone loves it! It's definatly a regular in our house

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

I was skeptical at first, not too sure about microwaved beef, however, this was fantabulous!! I made the first two in the micro and threw the rest in the oven, b/c i knew this wasnt going to work out. But the two in the microwave were awesome, I will definitely make these again!! OH and I followed the recipe exactly and they were done in exactly 6 minutes!

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Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

I baked a double batch in the oven at 350 for 30 mins and it turned out great.

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Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

I made this recipe yesterday and it was so easy and tasted soooo good. I made severl to give to friends to make. will make this again and again. I see why it won a contest.

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Reviewed Apr. 25, 2010

Really don't like meat cooked in the microwave.

Could this be cooked in the oven?

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