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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 lip-smacking miniature loaves many times. My husband and three children count this main dish among their favorites. The recipe is also great for company, since it's easily doubled or tripled. —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

Reviews for Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves

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MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2016

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2015

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2015

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2015

"absolutely love this!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2015

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2015

"Fabulous!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"Just made it tonight. Excellent!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"Quick, easy and flavorful."

MY REVIEW
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!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
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!!!!!!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"Was devoured in seconds."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2014

"First, you have to like meatloaf."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

"Yum! Loved these!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"Best meatloaf ever!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"Very Good"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

"Very good."

MY REVIEW
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!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
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!!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"This is nice and wonderful."

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2012

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"These are soooo good! Make them now!

~ Theresa"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"Entire family loved them."

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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 :)"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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. "

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!!"

MY REVIEW
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!!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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! "

MY REVIEW
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 !"

MY REVIEW
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 !"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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!!!!!"

MY REVIEW
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!!!!! "

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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. "

MY REVIEW
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!!"

MY REVIEW
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!!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2010

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2010

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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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MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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' ."

MY REVIEW
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' . "

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2009

"My husband loves these. The topping is wonderful"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2009

"My husband loves these. The topping is wonderful"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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. "

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2009

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2009

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"I have been using this recipe for years.

we love it.
taillights"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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. "

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2009

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2009

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2009

"love them!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2009

"love them!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2008

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2008

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
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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