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South Dakota Meat Loaf Makeover Recipe

South Dakota Meat Loaf Makeover Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 meat loaf equals 366 calories, 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 786 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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