Mini Microwave Meat Loaf Recipe
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Mini Microwave Meat Loaf Recipe

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Tomato sauce drapes this well-seasoned mini loaf from Joanne Rocchetti in New London, Connecticut. Tip: Add your favorite herbs to leftover tomato sauce and use as a dipping sauce for breadsticks.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:1 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 1 servings


  • 1 portion Versatile Beef Mix, thawed
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce or meatless spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Nutritional Facts

1 meat loaf equals 273 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 121 mg cholesterol, 1084 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 27 g protein.


  1. Place beef mix in a small bowl; add 2 tablespoons tomato sauce, onion and Italian seasoning. Mix well; shape into a loaf.
  2. Place in a microwave-safe shallow baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165°.
  3. Place remaining tomato sauce in a small microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 15 seconds or until heated through. Pour over meat loaf. Yield: 1 serving.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Microwave Meat Loaf in Cooking for 2 Fall 2007, p53

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"If you click on the words Versatile Meat Mix (written in blue, another page opens. It tells you how to make the mix. Sounds easy, will be trying it soon. Love the idea of a quick way to make meat loaf."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"What is Versatile Meat Mix? - something purchased? A mix made at home? I can't try this recipe until I find the answer to this question"

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