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Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves Recipe
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Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves Recipe

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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.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 254 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 690 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein.

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.
Originally published as Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p27

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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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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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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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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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Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

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

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