South Dakota Meat Loaf Makeover Recipe
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South Dakota Meat Loaf Makeover Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen took Lauree Buus' large meat loaf and turned it into five mini-loaves. They relied on the microwave for some quick cooking. The result was fantastic! The Rapid City, South Dakota cook can whip up her recipe even faster!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup ketchup

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 366 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 786mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk, Worcestershire sauce, oats, onion, salt, sage and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into five loaves; arrange around the edge of a microwave-safe deep-dish pie plate.
  3. Cover and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes. Spread ketchup over meat loaves. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as South Dakota Meat Loaf Makeover in Simple & Delicious May/June 2008, p56

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Abbytotrigger User ID: 1673206 104680
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"I changed the recipe a little. I used 1 pound of beef and 1/2 pound of groud pork and then made a regular loaf out of in. I baked it at 350 degrees for 1 hr to 1 hr and 15 minutes. It was yummy. It makes great sandwiches."

CindySparks User ID: 4952410 100847
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2012

"Love this for just two. you can fix ahead and freeze. Just take out and place in Refigerator the night before and while you fix sides dinner is done in less than 30""

paigepcanterbury User ID: 3350498 141251
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"Loved this. So convenient and tastes the same. We even tried the recipe with ground turkey for a healthy alternative. This is a new regular around our house and it is even convenient for a quick lunch!"

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