Little Cheddar Meat Loaves Recipe
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Little Cheddar Meat Loaves Recipe

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Paula Petersen in Granite City, Illinois says her recipe for cheesy meat-loaf cups is “great when you have a craving for meat loaf but no time to bake it. My husband and I just love these served with au gratin or fried potatoes.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 4 teaspoons ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 343 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 190mg cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 starch.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, oats, ketchup and onion. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Coat four muffin cups with cooking spray; fill three-fourths full with meat mixture. Spread ketchup over loaves.
  2. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes before removing from muffin cups. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Little Cheddar Meat Loaves in Cooking for 2 Winter 2006, p24

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jhbcooks User ID: 6504561 207188
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"Husband calls it tasty, high praise from him. Have made it many times in ramikins."

renee3317 User ID: 5525973 68473
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"Although this recipe was quick and easy to make, I find that the original Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves recipe is better tasting and more flavorful and can easily be made in the muffin pan as well :)"

perchgal User ID: 1173828 132061
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2008

"Even though I sprayed the muffin tins, these stuck to the pan and fell apart when I tried to take them out."

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