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Barbecued Onion Meat Loaves

Onion soup mix and stuffing are the surprise ingredients in these incredibly simple mini meat loaves. They're definite family-pleasers. —Nicole Russman, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup crushed seasoned stuffing
  • 1 tablespoon onion soup mix
  • 1-1/4 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk, 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce, stuffing and onion soup mix. Crumble beef over mixture and mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 5 loaves; arrange around the edge of a microwave-safe dish.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes. Top with the remaining barbecue sauce. If desired, sprinkle with minced parsley.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 234 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 451mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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  • Mike
    Oct 31, 2018

    Easy to fix but pretty ordinary

  • muffbear74
    Jan 19, 2018

    I really liked how quick and easy these were.

  • ekatiakarpova
    Feb 20, 2012

    Wow, very tasty. I used crushed ritz. I have toped with barbecue sauce and baked in the oven, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.

  • mariekelly
    Sep 16, 2010

    i meant to say we used the crushed crackers instead of the crushed stuffing...

  • mariekelly
    Sep 16, 2010

    we used crushed ritz butter crackers and baked it, it was awesome!!

  • mkfrazier
    Aug 6, 2010

    Great quick meatloaf recipe. I chose to bake these at 350º for 35 minutes in a regular oven and they were perfect. Also, extra lean ground beef worked well to reduce the fat content a little. Sweet Baby Ray's Honey BBQ sauce was delicious, but using your own favorite BBQ sauce will probably most satisfying. Also, I used 2 tablespoons of the onion soup mix and next time I will add a 1/2 cup of diced onion. We love that onion flavor!

  • 805ness
    Jul 21, 2009

    I love this recipe but I do not cook with a microwave. I think it turned out much better baked.

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