Meat Loaf in a Mug Recipe
- 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
- 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.
- Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°; drain.
- Let stand for 3 minutes. Serve with additional ketchup if desired. Yield: 1 serving.
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
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Great recipe! Been making microwave meatloaf cups for yrs. One daughter does not like onions so I substitute powdered beef bouillon in hers or sometimes Worcestershire sauce. The resting time brings these right up to perfect temperature and allows the meat to reabsorb the juices. Now that she's away at college, these are simple enough for her to make with minimal cleanup.
Although the recommended temperature for ground meat is 165F, I believe that cooking this meatloaf to 160F and letting it stand for 3 minutes will bring it above the minimum 165F which the safety experts recommend. Anyone who does much cooking realizes that if you allow meat to "rest" after cooking and before cutting or eating, the meat is improved. Juices are retained and the temperature will continue to rise a few degrees. That's why most recipes call for cooking meats to a slightly underdone point, so you don't have dried out and overcooked meatloaf, chicken breast, etc. And, although I'm not a big fan of meatloaf, I'm giving this one 5 stars, as it's something my 10 year old granddaughter can make for herself and her little brother after school or on weekends when she "gets to cook".
Give me a break wwedum! It's only 5 degrees difference. By the time it's cool enough to eat it will be at the correct temp.
The correct temperature for cooking hamburger is 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything lower and you run the risk of potential food pathogens making you sick. This comes straight from ServSafe safe food handling guidelines.
I am a college student who lives in the Residence Halls. I am staying on campus during a week where dining options are limited. So, I decided to try this as the only appliance I am allowed in my room is a microwave.
THIS WAS SERIOUSLY AMAZING! It was the perfect portion size and filled me right up! I would highly recommend this to anyone, especially college students!
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