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Mini Italian Meat Loaves

 Mini Italian Meat Loaves
This was one of the first recipes I tried as a new wife many years ago. These single-serving loaves have been a super hit ever since. I like to serve them with pasta or mashed potatoes.
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup Italian tomato sauce
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional
  • Hot cooked pasta, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Crumble beef
  • over mixture and mix well. Shape into six loaves.
  • Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at
  • 350° for 30 minutes. Spoon tomato sauce over loaves.
  • Bake 15 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a meat
  • thermometer reads 160°. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve
  • with pasta if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 254 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 776 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon,

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Wine (continued)
Merlot or Syrah.