Mini Barbecue Meat Loaves Recipe
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Mini Barbecue Meat Loaves Recipe

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I gave classic meat loaf a tasty twist by adding barbecue sauce. My kids usually get bored with beef entrees, but they keep asking for this dish. It's become a dinner staple at my house. —Vicki Smith, Okeechobee, Florida
Featured In: Your January Meal Plan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)

Nutritional Facts

1 mini meat loaf: 163 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 633mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, mix barbecue sauce, salsa and Worcestershire sauce; reserve 1/2 cup mixture for topping. Add bread crumbs, onion, pepper, egg and steak seasoning to remaining sauce mixture. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly.
  2. Place 1/3 cup beef mixture into each of 12 greased muffin cups. Spoon reserved sauce mixture over tops.
  3. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand 5 minutes before removing from pan. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Mini Barbecue Meat Loaves in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes Annual 2016, p100

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