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Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves Recipe

Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves Recipe

I got this recipe from my aunt when I was a teen and have made these miniature loaves many times since. My husband and three children count this main dish among their favorites. —Kathy Bowron, Cocolalla, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, whisk egg and milk. Stir in the cheese, oats, onion and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight loaves; place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard; spoon over loaves.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 279 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 547mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.

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linlo62 User ID: 5393699 254018
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2016 Edited Sep. 13, 2016

"These are the best! Just had them last night for dinner. The only change (because of preference) is using a small can of tomato paste instead of ketchup. Started making these in 2000 when they were in the annual TOH book. My son would say if he was ever on death row and had to choose his last meal, it would be these. I promised him I would make them whenever he wanted so he wouldn't have to commit a crime to have them for dinner!"

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susaneagan User ID: 7752294 253130
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016

"Love this meatloaf recipe. Been making it for years now. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"

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UtahDave User ID: 8703888 247383
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2016

"We have been making cheddar loaves twice a month since the recipe first appeared in 1999. I like to add dry minced onion to the topping and a little Worcestershire, sometimes I make the loaves around a cube of sharp cheddar instead of grated because some of the grated cheese cooks out."

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 246654
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"No question about it, this is a great meatloaf recipe! Made according to directions. The mini idea made these cute and easy serving. In our opinion you could make half the sauce and still be delicious! As a volunteer field editor with Taste of Home I love preparing classic dishes with a new twist."

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amsm User ID: 8302234 246325
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2016

"These little meatloaves are tender and tasty. The sauce is sweet, which my kids love. I do wish I could have tasted the cheddar because I love cheese."

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dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 245145
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

"My daughter said that this was her favorite meatloaf recipe. Sauce tasted great, and I love that this bakes much faster than a whole meatloaf."

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robnat420 User ID: 2092551 244480
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"Easy and delish. The kids loved them too!"

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juliekostyal User ID: 7979118 243655
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2016

"This is a wonderful recipe. I also added some horseradish for a little zing"

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aslinterp1 User ID: 3527282 243220
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2016

"Quickly became a family favorite. I have two tips: One, replace half of the ketchup in the sauce with your favorite BBQ sauce. And two, double the recipe because there will be no leftovers!"

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teadrinker02 User ID: 8682379 240779
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"This smells fantastic when it is in the oven, and it tastes as good as it smells."

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angela32 User ID: 3084463 239695
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2015

"A family favorite...made at least once a month!"

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AfterAgnesDowner User ID: 7584816 239223
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"A friend brought these over after i had my first baby. Very good"

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AvidcookGAtoCA User ID: 7617506 236219
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015

"Making this again tonight because it is a favorite at our house. The flavor and consistency are great when hot and even better the next day on a sandwich. I make my mini loaves bigger than suggested - 4 loaves instead of 8. One pound of meat only serves 4 here."

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tlaec929 User ID: 8548514 235222
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2015

"My family loved it! Very easy to make."

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Medic 716 User ID: 4089259 231666
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2015

"absolutely love this!"

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mattierenee User ID: 8458909 230092
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2015

"My family loves this meal. Espically if you add bacon yum!!!"

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ChiefBeam7 User ID: 8219779 223035
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"OMG, this is awesome!! We went gluten-free (for medical reasons) about two years ago, and I have been looking for a good meatloaf recipe ever since!! I made this with gluten-free quick oats and it was perfect. We both LOVED this!"

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Grace1018 User ID: 7559734 221446
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2015

"Fabulous!"

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kona puppy User ID: 4616329 220588
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"Just made it tonight. Excellent!"

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Docsbob User ID: 7105238 220213
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"What a great recipe. I love the presentation. And it helps with portion control. We freeze them and pull them out whenever we want meatloaf. Instead of trying to shape my own loaves, i use a 8 loaf mini-loaf pan. Works great. It does make a lot of sauce however. Could probably cut the sauce in 1/2."

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cookiebaker92 User ID: 7637138 219835
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"Quick, easy and flavorful."

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ericaz962014 User ID: 7917845 219705
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"could you tell me if these can be baked in a cupcake pan or mini loaf pan and if so what temp and how long?

Thanks so much!!"

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luannekm User ID: 6825592 219145
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"Love this recipe. Gave it to my daughter and she was happy with it also."

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JoBi73 User ID: 866671 219137
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"This has been one of my family favorites since the first time I made it! I have made it in loaves as well as in muffin tins."

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Divadog User ID: 1361432 219107
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"I too make Mini meatloaves. But I use a small corn bread loaf pan to form them. Spray the m ini pan an d pack with the meatloaf mixture, shake out into the Baking pan. Continue withe the balance of the mixture"

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dergy User ID: 5854214 219081
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"I have added a couple extra ingredients to the recipe and won 2nd place in a meatlaof contest at my local grocery store. amazingly awesome!!!!!!!!!"

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hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 70041
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"Was devoured in seconds."

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AmyE007 User ID: 6828226 70039
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2014

"First, you have to like meatloaf."

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amiss84 User ID: 4841285 32946
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"I thought it was very good, just a little too sweet. So I'm making it again and cutting down on the brown sugar."

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Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 28928
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"Very good and moist. I added garlic powder and next time I will add more salt than what is called for."

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cindihartline User ID: 6608007 71021
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2014

"wow, this recipe was much more than I thought it would be. this is the one to try people. Outstanding!"

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he-rowe User ID: 3340438 20142
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014

"Yummy! I love the small portions. My two year old couldn't get enough!"

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smeloche63@gmail.com User ID: 1193357 33252
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"This mini meatloaf recipe is a staple in my household!! Very delicious!!"

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sjmdam User ID: 4248228 25797
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"so easy to make and taste delicious as well they wont disappoint..."

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ColleenAlanna User ID: 7845848 72032
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

"We LOVE them!! I found this recipe in a magazine about 15 years ago and have been cooking it for my family ever since. I always double the sauce, and serving them with mashed potatoes is a MUST!"

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Wackie User ID: 4649 70038
Reviewed May. 8, 2014

"we loved these!! I usually make cheeseburger meatloaf and decided to switch it up with these...GREAT idea!! They are so easy to make and the sauce is amazing !! Definitely a keeper!"

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Peggie0203 User ID: 2074993 54388
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

"When I made this recipe for a family gathering I overheard "These are very, very, very good meatloaves!". Everyone raved about them. The addition of milk, oats, and cheese really extends the meat, so I ended up with lots of leftovers."

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ajtyjob User ID: 1070393 33250
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

"I never cared for meatloaf but I love these! They are very moist. We usually double all the ingredients except for the sauce and it is perfect!"

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luigimon User ID: 1692040 71019
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

"Yum! Loved these!"

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dyeide@telus.net User ID: 2731069 71016
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"These are the best meat loaves, usually I am not a fan."

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tnewton649 User ID: 7526903 25795
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2014

"My husband and I loved this recipe, it was great. Will try it with a little bit less of the sauce. Will definitely make these again."

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hanovek User ID: 7654346 70036
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"this is the ONLY meatloaf recipe I use.

Since 1999 it is still the best.
Make it into one meatloaf or 4 minis
add Worcestershire & Siracha to the sauce
all I can say is YUMMY"

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klandrews84 User ID: 7066576 70035
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

"Needed a little more seasoning. Added some garlic. Yum"

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DuffyLane User ID: 7626279 65374
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"Best meatloaf ever!"

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tallent37865 User ID: 4260088 203090
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"Very Good"

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khegeman User ID: 2379383 203089
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

"Very good."

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timneidig User ID: 3311989 53886
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"These truly are amazing! We added some Jacks seasoning and a little cayenne to the mixture and when done baking put under the broiler for about 5 minutes. Delicious!!"

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kfdajones User ID: 1876732 25787
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"I have been making this recipe for years & it is our favorite meatloaf recipe . So moist & delicious!"

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pammarie77 User ID: 5140730 32943
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"Have been making this recipe for years! When I was single, I loved being able to make the individual loaves, eating what I could and then freezing the other loaves to eat later. Now I make it for my family all the time. A definite winner!!"

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noodle192000 User ID: 6247054 28927
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"This is the main meatloaf that I make. I have made changes, though--I'll top it with barbecue sauce and I also sometimes cook it in my slow cooker (high for about 3 hours). It is absolutely wonderful!"

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testuser120 User ID: 7401715 28925
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"This is nice and wonderful."

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Timbergurl1 User ID: 4047214 70927
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"This is very tasty. My meatloaf is similar to this, except without the cheese, so it wasn't a stretch to think my family would like this. Especially my 3 year old. It's a winner!"

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Timbergurl1 User ID: 4047214 33249
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"This was very tasty. My meatloaf recipe is very similar to this, except without the added cheese, so it wasn't a stretch to think my family would like this recipe. Especially my 3 year old. It's a winner!"

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Timbergurl1 User ID: 4047214 51964
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"This was very tasty. The meatloaf I usually make is very similar to this, except without the cheese, so it wasn't a stretch to think my family would like this recipe. Especially my 3 year old, of course. This is definitely a winner!"

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maryannet User ID: 1456288 86411
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"I have froze these before. They thaw in microwave or gravy on stove top or in oven."

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Gramma Amy User ID: 6989823 72031
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"These moist flavorful meatloaves are a favorite for my family who usually do not prefer meatloaf! I also add a few other herbs and spices such as garlic powder, basil, and thyme. This is a favorite at my house!"

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cassiesmith User ID: 3218504 32941
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

"This is my go to meatloaf recipe. Everyone I have made it for loves it. I do add extra seasoning, like onion soup mix or ranch mix, just because I think it adds a bit of pizazz. My family of 6 is always excited when they find out I am making it."

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Villette User ID: 7361525 70924
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"So good! I used plain breadcrumbs and had no problem with the consistency. My husband loved it and our 3 year old chowed down as well. Served with mashed potatoes for tasty comfort dinner."

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sudiep User ID: 6088936 70034
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"I'm not a great cook-tell me about freezing either cooked or uncooked."

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mercougar User ID: 4266875 51963
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2013

"I love this recipe so much that I'm not sure if I'll ever go back to my family's traditional meatloaf recipe!"

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jgraves19711 User ID: 2038670 70032
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2013

"I always disliked meatloaf but my husband loved it. My mother made this for him and I loved it. Make it all the time. Great for company."

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redmonc1 User ID: 3906907 203088
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2013

"I have never been a meatloaf lover, but this recipe changed my mind. Whole family enjoyed. Well make again!"

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janation01 User ID: 5223184 28923
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"Everyone loved this - I put them in a muffin tin for individualized portions. Easy to freeze."

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amourdunmonstre User ID: 6462680 53765
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

"I made this using venison, and they were absolutely delicious! Great recipe!"

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emandjeff User ID: 5844896 20125
Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"I didn't have enough ketchup to make the sauce so I used half ketchup and have cocktail sauce. Made it really zippy! I have made it exactly as is and it's GREAT, but the cocktail sauce flavor is really tasty too!"

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erinvh User ID: 6555371 20120
Reviewed May. 2, 2012

"Three out of four kids liking this recipe is a success in my book! I used minced onion because it is what I had on hand. Very easy and quick to make."

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AppleLili User ID: 6393811 32939
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2012

"Always keep a stock in my freezer. Quick to make. Add cilantro and try different cheeses. It is unbelievable! Thanks!"

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lurky27 User ID: 1251896 65372
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"These are soooo good! Make them now!

~ Theresa"

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Kirchner User ID: 143349 33247
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"I made these today for the first time....but it won't be the last for sure. When my husband tasted these, he exclaimed.."this recipe is a keeper"! We loved the sweet and tangy sauce. Thanks for sharing this recipe with the world."

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2princesses2love User ID: 652335 28916
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"These are so easy & good. I have made these many, many times."

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2princesses2love User ID: 652335 24255
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"I've made these more times than I can count for my family & for company. Everyone loves them."

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mdbull4 User ID: 3722378 28915
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

"So good & easy! I love these & my family does too :)"

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mandyv814 User ID: 6342994 70923
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"I have used this recipe for years! It is the best meatloaf ever!"

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kellori114 User ID: 1072564 65371
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2012

"I've made this recipe several times....always great. I use 1/2 the sugar to suit our tastes and have also used ground turkey. Just as yummy."

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ekatiakarpova User ID: 6312133 70921
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"Wow, very tasty, fast and easly. I added little bit more onion. I served with rice (spooned the Meat Loaves` juice over the rice) and steamed vegetables! Soo Gooood!"

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ranforever User ID: 6434204 28913
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"So much flavor!!! I love this recipe! Definitely one of my favorites!!!"

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CariM User ID: 6507156 24253
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"I make this for guests A LOT! Every single time I am asked for the recipe. It's easy and everyone loves it. To make one big meatloaf, I double and cook for 1 1/2 hrs. I add the sauce in last half hour. Meatloaf is something not everyone will like-this recipe is the exception. Love it!"

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tonicarl User ID: 2675194 65355
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"Entire family loved them."

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b_blonde101 User ID: 4629923 49752
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"I loved this recipe because it was fast and easy. Tasted amazing! This is a great meal to make if you have a busy schedule. My husband loved it, and wants me to make it again very soon!"

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MtGirl User ID: 1535380 51962
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"I have made this many times and they make a great meal to take to others."

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haffnerc User ID: 1058376 20119
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"This is the only meat loaf my family will eat. It's Yumalicious!"

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bree036 User ID: 5927667 32938
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"My husband and I loved this recipe. I will definitely make again. Great leftovers!"

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crystal24 User ID: 2396269 25777
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"This is the best meatloaf recipe I've ever tried! It's moist and flavorful, and the topping is just the best! I've taught my boyfriend how to make them and we have them with creamy potato sticks (you can find that recipe on this website also). It's just one of our favorite meals we have often."

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manderpants User ID: 4829409 20110
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"Made this many times! Super easy and very yummy. There is always too much sauce though, I cut it in half :)"

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Sunshine1984 User ID: 5297683 65354
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

"This is the best meat loaf recipe EVER! Whenever I ask my husband what he wants for dinner, he always asks for these meatloaves."

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Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 70031
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"made these for 2nd time today, this time used a grill pan so the excess fat drains off - worked great. i prefer to saute the onion before adding to mixture, not a fan of crunchy onion in meatloaf. i ran out of ketchup today so used tomato sauce instead - tasted just as good."

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 86410
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"I used extra lean ground beef and it was rather greasy. We didn't taste any cheddar cheese in the meat loaf, so I'm thinking the melting cheese added to the grease in the pan. We liked the ketchup mixture, but will cut back on the brown sugar next time since it was a little too sweet for our taste."

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a_n_g_e_l_0715 User ID: 3723643 51961
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"You'll never want another kind of meatloaf again! And it's easy to make."

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marciedarcie User ID: 3127814 203087
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"VERY GOOD! My husband and I arent huge fans of meat loaf but have eaten it once or twice and really liked it. We made this to give it a try and loved it! The sauce is sweet and so yummy. We didnt change the ingredients but changed the way we cooked it. We put in all as one loaf into a loaf pan and baked it twice as long."

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kitchenmouseof5 User ID: 3358765 20109
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"I have made this a few times and we all love it. This time I was out of cheddar so I used velveeta cheese. It was very good.I also added a envelope of onion soup mix and green pepper."

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Nyx.Rizzi User ID: 4189538 49646
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

"I used ground turkey, added some chopped carrots and minced fresh parsley, and cut back a little on the brown sugar in the sauce. This recipe is super yummy!"

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4Huskers User ID: 5191012 33244
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

"I have been using this recipe for a long time and everyone just loves it. They all ask for the recipe which I am happy to share. It's so easy and sooo good!"

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tari830 User ID: 1677028 72027
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2011

"This is my husband's favorite! It is a regular in our home."

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Beth Ford User ID: 5785555 86409
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

"This recipe is what my husband and I call "Oh my God Good"! We LOVED it! It was, by far, the best recipe for meatloaf I have ever tried. Just as little FYI, try to use ground beef with the lowest fat content you can find. Otherwise, the splatter and smoke while baking gets a little out of control! LOL!"

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redraspberryjello User ID: 1526571 25754
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2011

"This is one of my most requested ground beef meals. I usually double the glaze because it is so yummy! I also double the oats so it makes more. Definately doesn't taste like a traditional meatloaf at all. More like an indulgent oval "meatball"! You can't really taste the cheese, it just ads to the richness."

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malv User ID: 4752393 25742
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

"This will definitely go in our family favorite cookbook!! Yummy!!"

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jeaner823 User ID: 5944103 65353
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"This is the best meatloaf recipe in the world. I love the sauce! I've made this for many of my friends and they all love it, even people who don't usually like meatloaf!"

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Jenalyn User ID: 4819507 72026
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

"This recipe was not terrible, however I do not care to make it again. The family did not care for the recipe either."

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Jenalyn User ID: 4819507 25701
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

"This recipe was not terrible, however I do not care to make it again. The family did not care for the recipe either. "

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BEVVVV User ID: 457966 49644
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"Great recipe! My husband is not a fan of meatloaf but raves about this recipe! i have made it twice in the last month at his request! The only change I made was I added ground pork (1/2 burger, 1/2 ground pork) both times and this last time I added chopped green pepper and carrots. 5 stars all the way!"

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BEVVVV User ID: 457966 33243
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"Great recipe! My husband is not a fan of meatloaf but raves about this recipe! i have made it twice in the last month at his request! The only change I made was I added ground pork (1/2 burger, 1/2 ground pork) both times and this last time I added chopped green pepper and carrots. 5 stars all the way!"

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LynneLuvs2Cook User ID: 3433238 20107
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"I have made these numerous times never deviating from the original recipe."If it ain't broke, don't fix it." A decilious meal and the leftover loaves freeze beautifully! Winner recipe!"

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LynneLuvs2Cook User ID: 3433238 20103
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"I have made these numerous times never deviating from the original recipe."If it ain't broke, don't fix it." A decilious meal and the leftover loaves freeze beautifully! Winner recipe!"

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joannrandall User ID: 5195215 25569
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"I have made these many times for family and meals to take to friends. Everyone loves them! I make them exactly as the recipe calls!! They are fabulous!!"

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joannrandall User ID: 5195215 24244
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"I have made these many times for family and meals to take to friends. Everyone loves them! I make them exactly as the recipe calls!! They are fabulous!!"

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Eileen156 User ID: 456315 49642
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"I've been making this recipe since it was first published. I make it into one meatloaf and bake for an hour ( I also reduce the amount of brown sugar to make the topping less sweet) I once suggested trying a different meatloaf recipe and my husband and daughter threatened to leave if I didn't make this one!"

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Eileen156 User ID: 456315 25699
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"I've been making this recipe since it was first published. I make it into one meatloaf and bake for an hour ( I also reduce the amount of brown sugar to make the topping less sweet) I once suggested trying a different meatloaf recipe and my husband and daughter threatened to leave if I didn't make this one! "

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Sandra Dee 61 User ID: 5769306 53740
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"I have made this several times, my whole family love them, I double everything using 2 lbs of burger, I do not put the sauce on to bake as directed, it all runs off into the grease, they like to put it on afterwards & on their potaotes. A family favorite, Enjoy !"

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Sandra Dee 61 User ID: 5769306 86408
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"I have made this several times, my whole family love them, I double everything using 2 lbs of burger, I do not put the sauce on to bake as directed, it all runs off into the grease, they like to put it on afterwards & on their potaotes. A family favorite, Enjoy !"

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kjd624 User ID: 3336025 24243
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"This has become a family favorite. I make a large batch and freeze them (uncooked)--makes for a nice "quick" meal!"

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kjd624 User ID: 3336025 25568
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"This has become a family favorite. I make a large batch and freeze them (uncooked)--makes for a nice "quick" meal!"

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kafaughn User ID: 3552105 70029
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"Also, I bake these on a wire rack placed in a 9x13 baking dish. That way the fat drips off the meat into the pan below."

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kafaughn User ID: 3552105 51960
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"Also, I bake these on a wire rack placed in a 9x13 baking dish. That way the fat drips off the meat into the pan below."

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kafaughn User ID: 3552105 33175
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"Love these little meat loaves and make them frequently. I cut the ketchup to 1/3c, the brown sugar to 1/8c or less and the mustard to 3/4tsp. Makes just enough sauce and cuts down on the sweetness too."

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kafaughn User ID: 3552105 51959
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"Love these little meat loaves and make them frequently. I cut the ketchup to 1/3c, the brown sugar to 1/8c or less and the mustard to 3/4tsp. Makes just enough sauce and cuts down on the sweetness too."

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angeldylanluke User ID: 5799041 70009
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"My 12 year old son gobbled this up. I wasn't a huge fan of the onions, so I'll make again, but maybe try dried onions next time. I also only used ketchup on top but were still excellent!!!!!"

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angeldylanluke User ID: 5799041 53631
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"My 12 year old son gobbled this up. I wasn't a huge fan of the onions, so I'll make again, but maybe try dried onions next time. I also only used ketchup on top but were still excellent!!!!! "

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MaxxBrown User ID: 5372143 86407
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"Made it many times now & my family LOVES it!"

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MaxxBrown User ID: 5372143 33163
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"Made it many times now & my family LOVES it!"

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D Beverly User ID: 5778296 86406
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

"Easy to make. One of my families favorites!"

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D Beverly User ID: 5778296 65352
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

"Easy to make. One of my families favorites!"

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jodytix User ID: 5178823 72025
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"Instead of using prepared mustard I used yellow mustard. It was very good, I will make it again."

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jodytix User ID: 5178823 32935
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"Instead of using prepared mustard I used yellow mustard. It was very good, I will make it again."

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emkolsky User ID: 2380230 32934
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"Yummy! Have been making for years. Very moist. Was great for feeding my son when he was a toddler and wanted to eat what we were eating. Also like the extra dairy in there. Great way to sneak into my son's diet as he's not a very good milk drinker."

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emkolsky User ID: 2380230 49641
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"Yummy! Have been making for years. Very moist. Was great for feeding my son when he was a toddler and wanted to eat what we were eating. Also like the extra dairy in there. Great way to sneak into my son's diet as he's not a very good milk drinker. "

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LatelyLisa User ID: 5581400 49640
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"Best meatloaf recipe ever. Been making it for years and have passed it on to many family members who also love it!!"

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LatelyLisa User ID: 5581400 72014
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"Best meatloaf recipe ever. Been making it for years and have passed it on to many family members who also love it!!"

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kitchenmouseof5 User ID: 3358765 49639
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"I just tried this for the first time and my family loves it. I did have to cook a little longer but I also made a full size loaf. I also drained excess liquid during cooking. I also used Bison meat. I wil definately make again."

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kitchenmouseof5 User ID: 3358765 28912
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"I just tried this for the first time and my family loves it. I did have to cook a little longer but I also made a full size loaf. I also drained excess liquid during cooking. I also used Bison meat. I wil definately make again."

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lsal86 User ID: 5361202 72013
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"I used bread crumbs instead of oats b/c thats what I had in the pantry. I took aliciachapa's advice and baked it at 375 for another 25 min. I also added some bacon strips on top. It was good, but not amazing as other recipes Ive tried. Ill make it again when I need something fast"

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lsal86 User ID: 5361202 65351
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"I used bread crumbs instead of oats b/c thats what I had in the pantry. I took aliciachapa's advice and baked it at 375 for another 25 min. I also added some bacon strips on top. It was good, but not amazing as other recipes Ive tried. Ill make it again when I need something fast"

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aliciachapa User ID: 3739499 33150
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"To MaikoEmi, after reading your review I thought not doing it. When I checked at 25 minutes, there were lots of liquid, I had to set the oven at 375 for another 25 minutes or more until it was drier. I think you did not waited until the liquid evaporated. Actually it is pretty good and not soft at all."

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aliciachapa User ID: 3739499 86405
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"To MaikoEmi, after reading your review I thought not doing it. When I checked at 25 minutes, there were lots of liquid, I had to set the oven at 375 for another 25 minutes or more until it was drier. I think you did not waited until the liquid evaporated. Actually it is pretty good and not soft at all."

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MaikoEmi User ID: 4616610 20100
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2010

"The meat stayed very soft, the oats were completely the WRONG starch to add, and the sauce was sickeningly sweet. It couldn't even be salvaged by being made into a sandwich. I can't believe so many people liked this. Gross, just plain gross!"

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MaikoEmi User ID: 4616610 20097
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2010

"The meat stayed very soft, the oats were completely the WRONG starch to add, and the sauce was sickeningly sweet. It couldn't even be salvaged by being made into a sandwich. I can't believe so many people liked this. Gross, just plain gross!"

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TraceyM User ID: 3211553 203086
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2010

"I've made this many times - it's a family favorite!"

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TraceyM User ID: 3211553 49638
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2010

"I've made this many times - it's a family favorite!"

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kjd624 User ID: 3336025 203085
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"I was told not to put the leftovers in the freezer...they would be gone by tomorrow! High praise in this home!"

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kjd624 User ID: 3336025 203084
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"I was told not to put the leftovers in the freezer...they would be gone by tomorrow! High praise in this home!"

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unwonted User ID: 4209603 65350
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2010

"This is the absolute BEST meatloaf. Normally my husband refuses to eat leftovers, but he will gladly eat these two (or even three!) nights in a row! These come out perfectly moist every time. Reading the reviews, it sound like some find the sauce to be too sweet, but we love it - it's delicious and I use every last drop. I haven't found another meatloaf recipe that comes close to this one!"

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unwonted User ID: 4209603 32932
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2010

"This is the absolute BEST meatloaf. Normally my husband refuses to eat leftovers, but he will gladly eat these two (or even three!) nights in a row! These come out perfectly moist every time. Reading the reviews, it sound like some find the sauce to be too sweet, but we love it - it's delicious and I use every last drop. I haven't found another meatloaf recipe that comes close to this one!




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Flora Colboch User ID: 2415324 53550
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2010

"When I make this for a friend they always ask for the recipe. It is easy and so tasty. I also add some italian bread crumbs to spice it up. a little"

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Flora Colboch User ID: 2415324 25697
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2010

"When I make this for a friend they always ask for the recipe. It is easy and so tasty. I also add some italian bread crumbs to spice it up. a little"

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allaboutcookies86 User ID: 4740624 51958
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2010

"I love meatloaf but wanted to try a different recipe my husband and I love cheese so I decided to give this one a try. It is delicious but do agree there is a bit much brown sugar in it but that can be fixed. Thank you for the idea and love that they are mini so you can pack them in your lunch box for work and have a little hunk of meat to munch on. Will definitely be making this for years to come."

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allaboutcookies86 User ID: 4740624 32930
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2010

"I love meatloaf but wanted to try a different recipe my husband and I love cheese so I decided to give this one a try. It is delicious but do agree there is a bit much brown sugar in it but that can be fixed. Thank you for the idea and love that they are mini so you can pack them in your lunch box for work and have a little hunk of meat to munch on. Will definitely be making this for years to come."

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jimmylaux User ID: 1568083 72012
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

"I have prepared this recipe for our church dinners (60 -125 people) its always well liked, requested often and we never have leftovers! It's also a family favorite. Note: I use 2 lbs of ground beef and ground chuck mix. And I always double the ketchup 'sauce' ."

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jimmylaux User ID: 1568083 32929
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

"I have prepared this recipe for our church dinners (60 -125 people) its always well liked, requested often and we never have leftovers! It's also a family favorite. Note: I use 2 lbs of ground beef and ground chuck mix. And I always double the ketchup 'sauce' . "

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ldray18 User ID: 2818944 70008
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"A favorite here. I usually make it w/ low-fat beef, but didn't have it on hand when I made it today. It was a little soggy w/ the 80/20 beef, but the kids still tore it up!"

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ldray18 User ID: 2818944 24239
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"A favorite here. I usually make it w/ low-fat beef, but didn't have it on hand when I made it today. It was a little soggy w/ the 80/20 beef, but the kids still tore it up!"

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redraspberryjello User ID: 1526571 49631
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"This is one of our regular meals. It's great as a leftover in a sandwich the next day."

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redraspberryjello User ID: 1526571 86404
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"This is one of our regular meals. It's great as a leftover in a sandwich the next day. "

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AnnaRussell User ID: 4579990 86403
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2009

"Our family really enjoyed this dish and we've made it several times since. The mini size was perfect for our kids."

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AnnaRussell User ID: 4579990 24210
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2009

"Our family really enjoyed this dish and we've made it several times since. The mini size was perfect for our kids."

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tabby2127 User ID: 4479122 51954
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"My entire family loves this recipe. I've been making it for years."

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tabby2127 User ID: 4479122 32864
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"My entire family loves this recipe. I've been making it for years."

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littleann1 User ID: 1709381 65349
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2009

"I've been using this recipe for years now. I love it so much & so do my kids. Thank you for sharing this."

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littleann1 User ID: 1709381 49626
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2009

"I've been using this recipe for years now. I love it so much & so do my kids. Thank you for sharing this."

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Nlheitzman User ID: 2707252 33149
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2009

"This is a wonderful recipe and we have made it several times but as one meatloaf instead of the little ones. We alternate with the topping from this recipe and just putting a can of green chili's on top. Excellent!"

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Nlheitzman User ID: 2707252 49623
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2009

"This is a wonderful recipe and we have made it several times but as one meatloaf instead of the little ones. We alternate with the topping from this recipe and just putting a can of green chili's on top. Excellent!"

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kbabe User ID: 623780 203083
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2009

"My husband loves these. The topping is wonderful"

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kbabe User ID: 623780 51952
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2009

"My husband loves these. The topping is wonderful"

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beachbum101 User ID: 625612 70875
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2009

"Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves

Skip the sickeningly sweet topping. The mini loaf idea was very good but will use my own meatloaf recipe which has alot more flavor."

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beachbum101 User ID: 625612 70007
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2009

"Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves
Skip the sickeningly sweet topping. The mini loaf idea was very good but will use my own meatloaf recipe which has alot more flavor. "

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JJCOOKE User ID: 1478112 49622
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2009

"These are so good, awesome I love it..."

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JJCOOKE User ID: 1478112 65348
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2009

"These are so good, awesome I love it..."

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dschliecker User ID: 3763007 32831
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2009

"why not use breadcrumbs instead...make your own or get from your local grocery store. :) I prefer breadcrumbs over oats in my meatloaf personally."

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dschliecker User ID: 3763007 28911
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2009

"why not use breadcrumbs instead...make your own or get from your local grocery store. :) I prefer breadcrumbs over oats in my meatloaf personally."

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Maxi User ID: 13517 86399
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2009

"I would imagine you could use the equivalent of soft, fresh bread pieces instead of the oats. Or perhaps use Panko bread crumbs."

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Maxi User ID: 13517 72011
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2009

"I would imagine you could use the equivalent of soft, fresh bread pieces instead of the oats. Or perhaps use Panko bread crumbs."

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stephnolan User ID: 1648695 65347
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2009

"Has anyone ever tried this with breadcrumbs instead of the oats? My daughter is allergic to oats - but I'd like to try this recipe."

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stephnolan User ID: 1648695 33148
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2009

"Has anyone ever tried this with breadcrumbs instead of the oats? My daughter is allergic to oats - but I'd like to try this recipe."

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lights User ID: 2752896 72001
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"I have been using this recipe for years.

we love it.
taillights"

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lights User ID: 2752896 25567
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"I have been using this recipe for years.
we love it.
taillights"

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ctsgjs User ID: 3126520 25566
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"I've never been happy with my meatloaf, so I tried this recipe last night. My husband and I really liked it. I added a little black pepper and about a teaspoon of dried parsley. Also, the sauce was a little sweet for me, so next time I'll just cut back on the brown sugar a little. But I will definitely be making this again! 

(2 weeks later)  My husband asked me to make this meatloaf again for supper tonight, proving that he really liked it. It's so good, and easy to make. Thanks for sharing!"

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ctsgjs User ID: 3126520 70871
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"I've never been happy with my meatloaf, so I tried this recipe last night. My husband and I really liked it. I added a little black pepper and about a teaspoon of dried parsley. Also, the sauce was a little sweet for me, so next time I'll just cut back on the brown sugar a little. But I will definitely be making this again! 


(2 weeks later)  My husband asked me to make this meatloaf again for supper tonight, proving that he really liked it. It's so good, and easy to make. Thanks for sharing!"

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donnab1 User ID: 1958100 70869
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"I have used this recipe many times and it is the best meatloaf recipe you'll ever eat. It is a favorite in our house!

DAB"

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donnab1 User ID: 1958100 70851
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"I have used this recipe many times and it is the best meatloaf recipe you'll ever eat. It is a favorite in our house!
DAB"

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jennident User ID: 2447307 70848
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"This recipe has been a staple in our house for years. My kids love it, too!"

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jennident User ID: 2447307 32828
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"This recipe has been a staple in our house for years. My kids love it, too!"

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rebekahlynnb User ID: 1300748 203082
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"The Absolute BEST meatloaf recipe you'll ever try. I sometimes cook mine a bit longer than the recipe calls for so that the edges will be crispy."

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rebekahlynnb User ID: 1300748 71942
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"The Absolute BEST meatloaf recipe you'll ever try. I sometimes cook mine a bit longer than the recipe calls for so that the edges will be crispy."

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wpulis User ID: 2643171 28910
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"This was in a Taste of Home recipe book along time ago and I have been using it ever since, do not need anyother meat loaf recipe, the BEST

wpulis MO"

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wpulis User ID: 2643171 33147
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"This was in a Taste of Home recipe book along time ago and I have been using it ever since, do not need anyother meat loaf recipe, the BEST
wpulis MO"

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VAmomx2 User ID: 4046411 49620
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2009

"Easy, healthful, our main m.l. recipe. Can form them into 10 smaller ones and bake on an elevated rack so that any fat drips away. Delicious!"

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VAmomx2 User ID: 4046411 25696
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2009

"Easy, healthful, our main m.l. recipe. Can form them into 10 smaller ones and bake on an elevated rack so that any fat drips away. Delicious!"

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Zippi_MO User ID: 350364 25673
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"This is my family's favorite meat loaf recipe. I served it to a dinner for senior citizens once and all of them wanted the recipe."

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Zippi_MO User ID: 350364 20096
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"This is my family's favorite meat loaf recipe. I served it to a dinner for senior citizens once and all of them wanted the recipe. "

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mrsoak User ID: 1995667 51888
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2009

"The best, most moist meatloaf ever. I make double sauce because my family loves the sweet and tangy sauce."

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mrsoak User ID: 1995667 86326
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2009

"The best, most moist meatloaf ever. I make double sauce because my family loves the sweet and tangy sauce."

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sassssycook User ID: 929828 203081
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2009

"These are so good. I used all of the sauce and had no problem. I was low on ketchup so I used half BBQ and half Ketchup."

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sassssycook User ID: 929828 20094
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2009

"These are so good. I used all of the sauce and had no problem. I was low on ketchup so I used half BBQ and half Ketchup."

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sguy User ID: 3828918 33146
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2009

"loved them..after reading the comments I only covered the mini loaves sparingly with the sauce (only used about 1/3 of the recipe) and they were perfect"

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sguy User ID: 3828918 70847
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2009

"loved them..after reading the comments I only covered the mini loaves sparingly with the sauce (only used about 1/3 of the recipe) and they were perfect"

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Dougetta User ID: 399549 20090
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2009

"love them!"

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Dougetta User ID: 399549 70004
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2009

"love them!"

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tnblueyes1 User ID: 1655525 28907
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2009

"My husband and I enjoyed this recipe. Even better the next day. I made just one large loaf instead of minis. The only thing is the sauce is very sweet, so I would recommend cutting back on it."

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tnblueyes1 User ID: 1655525 71897
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2009

"My husband and I enjoyed this recipe. Even better the next day. I made just one large loaf instead of minis. The only thing is the sauce is very sweet, so I would recommend cutting back on it."

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ScottsdalePrincess User ID: 2646541 53357
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2008

" My son loves these. I have made them many many times in mini loaf pans. "

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ScottsdalePrincess User ID: 2646541 203080
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2008

" My son loves these. I have made them many many times in mini loaf pans. "

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jamiekidd77 User ID: 3461757 203079
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2008

"My family and I really liked these, they are VERY moist and delicious! Just one note, the sauce can be a little overpowering so use sparingly!"

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jamiekidd77 User ID: 3461757 32826
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2008

"My family and I really liked these, they are VERY moist and delicious! Just one note, the sauce can be a little overpowering so use sparingly!"

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oallison User ID: 2092421 71894
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2008

"I have been cooking for 60+ years and this is the BEST meatloaf I have ever found, It is my husband's favorite

Allison Columbiana, Ohio"

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oallison User ID: 2092421 86325
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2008

"I have been cooking for 60+ years and this is the BEST meatloaf I have ever found, It is my husband's favorite
Allison Columbiana, Ohio"

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