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Li’l Cheddar Meat Loaves

I got this recipe from my aunt when I was a teen and have made these miniature loaves many times since. My husband and three children count this main dish among their favorites. —Kathy Bowron, Cocolalla, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard


  • In a large bowl, whisk egg and milk. Stir in the cheese, oats, onion and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 8 loaves; place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard; spoon over loaves.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°.
Nutrition Facts
1 meat loaf: 279 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 547mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • Tiffany
    Jan 28, 2021

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  • dmkinsey
    Jan 19, 2021

    Very tasty! We loved the sauce. This is a little different than my usual meatloaf recipe, and I think my family actually liked this one better!

  • ebohuch
    Nov 9, 2020

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  • georgeanna
    Nov 2, 2020

    These were easy to make and delicious! Mine weren’t as neat looking as the picture and I should’ve diced the onions smaller. The flavor of the sauce is excellent. I will definitely make these again.

  • Linda
    Oct 22, 2020

    grandkids loved these, and opa for a sandwich for work

  • debluvscookin
    Oct 13, 2020

    These were delicious. Cut back on milk and brown sugar as I don't like them too sweet. They can also be frozen.

  • isthisabadjoke
    Oct 10, 2020

    Since I tried this recipe it is my go-to meatloaf. Everyone enjoyed.

  • Ruth
    Oct 3, 2020

    Excellent recipe. I add my own seasonings to the meat to add even more flavor. Try it, you won't be disappointed. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Ross
    Sep 9, 2020

    Made this with my daughter, used a little less milk as I read in the reviews, came out amazing. Will be making this again

  • he-rowe
    Jul 24, 2020

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