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Mini Microwave Meat Loaf Recipe

Mini Microwave Meat Loaf Recipe

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. YIELD:1 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 meat loaf equals 273 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 121 mg cholesterol, 1,084 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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