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Cheese-Topped Meat Loaves

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 13, 2022
This is one of my favorite entrees for two. I found this tender meat loaf recipe in a supermarket’s cookbook almost 20 years ago and have enjoyed it ever since. Sometimes I substitute ground turkey or chicken for the ground beef or make extra loaves to freeze for later meals. –Lois Kinneberg, Phoenix, Arizona


  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup picante sauce, divided
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a small bowl, combine the egg, 2 tablespoons picante sauce, oats, onion, chili powder and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into two 4x2-in. loaves.
  2. Place in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°.
  3. Place the remaining picante sauce in a small microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Pour over meat loaves. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and microwave on high for 45 seconds or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 323 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 177mg cholesterol, 581mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.

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