Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves Recipe

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Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves Recipe
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Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves Recipe

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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
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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 eight 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°. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 279 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 547mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • 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
  1. 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 eight loaves; place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard; spoon over loaves.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p27

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homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 286499
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2018

"This is my go to meatloaf recipe because they cook quick and singles can be wrapped and frozen for meal or sandwiches later. Great flavor and quick. Served with mashed garlic potatoes and beans - comfort food."

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kat3049 User ID: 7864731 285464
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2018

"Made as one whole meatloaf, after all meatloaf is supposed to be easy! Loved the sauce. Very good. Also, made with leftover rice next time, because I needed to use it. Worked out fine!"

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kaid21 User ID: 8158121 284881
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2018

"Just made these for dinner, made them exactly as the recipe states. I was really disappointed with them after reading all the great reviews. They were bland and the amount of ingredients didn't seem proportional to one pound of beef. Out of 3 adults none of us liked it, I threw out the leftovers."

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lilione User ID: 2515127 283571
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2018

"Hasn't anyone noticed the bake time is different from the Total Time comment to the Directions. It is 45 minutes. Love these."

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mom2lauren User ID: 7407229 283232
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2018

"These little gems are so tasty! I keep a few without sauce because one of my kids prefers them that way. I used ground bison and they are simply delicious! I’m a Volunteer Field Editor and I love trying and reviewing recipes. This one does not disappoint!"

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Jane User ID: 4697326 279927
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2017

"These are wonderful. My husband agrees. They will now be our go to meat loaf recipe. Just delicious. I wouldn't change a thing."

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Debglass11 User ID: 6300479 277752
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2017

"This was excellent! The loaves were so tender and the cheese, oats and glaze gave them incredible flavor. This may just be my new go-to meat loaf recipe. If you don't want to make individual loaves, you can probably make one large loaf and adjust the cooking time. I will definitely make these little loaves again and again!

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mrkcook User ID: 8304672 274817
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2017

"My aunt brought these fantastic meat loaves to a family reunion about 15 years ago. I have been making them ever since and my family absolutely LOVES them!"

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firstspitfire User ID: 6310522 273404
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2017

"love this even my picky eater husband loved it"

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BratFace99 User ID: 6328482 271689
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2017

"I have been making this meatloaf since I first saw it in the April/May issue back in 1999! I still have the original recipe that I cut out and have now laminated! That is how amazing this recipe is! When I first met my husband 20 years ago he hated meatloaf. I tried many recipes and he literally hated them all, until I made this one. I have never made any other meatloaf since we first made this recipe. It is super easy to make and it turns out perfectly delicious every single time. The sauce is absolutely amazing! I have never changed a thing and everyone who tries it loves it. Now that we are in our 40's we are trying to watch what we eat. So I decided to substitute ground turkey for the ground beef and I kept everything else the same... PERFECT! It was even more moist than normal. beef or turkey, this recipe is absolute perfection!"

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