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Meat Loaf in a Mug Recipe
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Meat Loaf in a Mug Recipe

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“Here’s a quick, delicious single serving of meat loaf,” writes Ruby Matt of Garnavillo, Iowa. This clever take on a classic gives you traditional meat loaf flavor with hardly any cleanup and no leftovers!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:1 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 1 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon onion soup mix
  • 1/4 pound lean ground beef
  • Additional ketchup, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without additional ketchup) equals 248 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 440 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the milk, ketchup, oats and soup mix. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Pat into a microwave-safe mug or custard cup coated with cooking spray.
  2. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°; drain.
  3. Let stand for 3 minutes. Serve with additional ketchup if desired. Yield: 1 serving.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Meat Loaf in a Mug in Cooking for 2 Spring 2008, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without additional ketchup) equals 248 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 440 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed May. 4, 2015

"Awesome, I used my favorite meatloaf recipe divided it into 6 portions and froze 5 for later. Love it, thanks for sharing"

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2015

"This is a great recipe for anyone not feeling like cooking or maybe in college and only have enough space for a microwave in their dorm room. I didn't have onion soup mix so I just added whatever seasonings I thought would work. I added onion and garlice powder, salt and pepper, and dried parsley and oregano. It turned out great. I also used 1/3 pound of hamburger instead of a 1/4. The only thing I had were these premade hamburger patties. I thawed one of them out and put it into a mug. I added a little bit more milk, ketchup and oats. Maybe a teaspoon each? I just sort of guessed.My cooking time had to be adjusted a little bit, but it still came out great. This is definitely a recipe anyone can make. I will definitely be making this again!"

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"I consider myself a pretty good & fairly experienced cook. Normally, I go thru quite an ordeal to make dinners & end up feeling proud of the results. However, last night I was not up to the task of making dinner. My husband and I had just come home from a vacation & we had next to no fresh ingredients in the house. I ended up giving this a try. I was thrilled with the results!! I doubled the ingredients to make enough for two & followed the recipe as closely as I could. We didn't have milk, so I used an egg (unless you use half an egg, I would not recommend this for a single serving) and I used ground turkey, and a burger seasoning mix & onion powder for the spices. When my husband found out I was cooking meatloaf in a mug, he was pretty appalled (lol) but I insisted it would be good. I finished off the meal with frozen veggies (broccoli for him, green beams for me) and a microwaveable pouch of parmesan noodles. Dinner was pretty good and prepared in minutes! We both were impressed & finished our plates. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!!"

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Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

"I love the "Meatloaf in a Mug" meal. I used my own personal recipe and I doubled the recipe, which of course I had to use a bigger mug (soup size) and it took longer to cook (about 5-6 minutes) and it came out great. Then I tripled the recipe and I don't recommend doing this - simply too much to cook in the microwave. And as earlier review from molly1955 said this allowed me to alter/specialize the meatloaf.

Thanks for this!
PS - this recipe will be great for single meals...especially bachelors. :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 11, 2014

"Outstanding recipe. This recipe is so easy and taste delicious. I bought a set of 4 12 oz. oval silicone pots with lids from QVC and they are just right for this fabulous recipe. I make extra and freeze."

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