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Mini Meat Loaves Recipe

My church group serves dinner to a businesswomen's group once a month, so we're always on the lookout for new, exciting dishes like this one. It's fun to serve and have your guests guess what the ingredients are!—Judy Good, Charlotte, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup water or milk
  • 1 envelope (1 ounce) onion soup mix
  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 3 pounds lean ground beef
  • SAUCE:
  • 3/4 cup bottled chili sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 can (16 ounces) sauerkraut, drained and snipped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce


  • 1. In a bowl, combine eggs, water or milk, soup mix and bread crumbs. Add beef; mix well. Shape into 10 individual meat loaves about 4-in. x 2-1/2-in. each. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine sauce ingredients; pour over meat loaves. Bake uncovered at 350° for 45 minutes or until no pink remains, basting once or twice with sauce. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 334 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 147 mg cholesterol, 944 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

"I got this recipe from my Grandma before she passed away and always serve it at birthday parties as mini meatloaves or meatballs. The kids love it, and everyone is always surprised at what's in it. I've been asked for the recipe many times."

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