Mini Cheese Meat Loaves Recipe
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Mini Cheese Meat Loaves Recipe

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Meatloaf takes so long to make in the oven so I created a stove-top recipe which is just as good.—Betty B. Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup soft bread cubes
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • Dash pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 6 sticks (2-1/2 inches x 1/2 inch each) cheddar or mozzarella cheese
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 342 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 1152mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 32g protein


  1. In a bowl, combine first six ingredients. Mix in beef. Divide into six portions. Shape each portion around a cheese stick and form into a loaf. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, combine all sauce ingredients. Add loaves and spoon sauce over each. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer; cook until done, about 20 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Individual Meat Loaves in Country Woman January/February 1992, p37

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"My two kids loved this, but my husband thought it could use some seasoning and he missed the crunch that baking it provides. But overall, this was a really good and fairly quick recipe. I substituted ground turkey for ground beef, but otherwise, made no changes to the recipe. Served it with sweet potato fries and roasted green beans."

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2015

"Great recipe! Quick to make and had a lot of flavor!"

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2015

"This sounds yummy and for the most part meets my husband's dietary needs but I need to reduce the sodium. Can I substitute onion powder for the salt and low sodium tomato sauce without sacrificing flavor?"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"Yummy. Serve with pasta or mashed potatoes !!"

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

"Excellent idea,well done."

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