Microwave Meat Loaf Tips
What is the best kind of ground beef to use in microwave meat loaf?
Because this recipe cooks the ground beef quickly, it’s best to work with a high fat-to-beef ratio. This will keep your meat loaf from drying out. Ask your butcher for a 60/40 or 70/30 blend. Since the ground beef is the star of the recipe, don’t skimp on the quality, either. Here are some butcher shop mistakes
to avoid while you’re there.
How do you store microwave meat loaf?
Microwave meat loaf should last for 3 to 4 days in the fridge when tightly wrapped in foil, or up to for 3 months in the freezer. To use, partially thaw it in the fridge overnight. Unwrap and bake on a greased baking pan at 350°F pan until heated through, and a thermometer reads 165° in the center.
What are some variations of this microwave meat loaf recipe?
Because this microwave meat loaf recipe is so quick and easy, it takes no time to add a little something extra! You can turn this meat loaf into a mashup of other family favorite recipes like pizza (add chopped pepperoni and mozzarella), tacos (swap a packet of taco seasoning for the onion soup mix and add diced tomatoes) or even stroganoff by topping it with stroganoff sauce
and serving with a side of noodles. If you liked this recipe, try more of our recipes you can make in the microwave
.—Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
4 ounces: 375 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 960mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.