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Little Cheddar Meat Loaves

 Little Cheddar Meat Loaves
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.”
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 2 meat loaves equals 343 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 190 mg cholesterol, 463 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 starch.