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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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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chocoloco User ID: 1876593 271678
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2017

"I made a few loaves without ketchup for my picky little eaters... we loved it! Thanks for the recipe TOH!"

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268510
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2017

"These little meat loaves are wonderful. My wife really loves them!"

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_nlfPA User ID: 1879224 268129
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2017

"This is a very delicious way to make meat loaf. I do not make them individually though, I make one large meat loaf. Sometimes I use mozzarella cheese also."

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Aquila User ID: 9077299 261205
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2017 Edited Feb. 13, 2017

"Pretty good. I didnt add any brown sugar or onions because I didn't have any. And i had to use bread crumbs instead of oats but it was still great!!"

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NanZim User ID: 3929200 255762
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2016

"My husband especially enjoys these moist tasty meat loaves. I often make these and freeze them when they cool."

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linlo62 User ID: 5393699 254018
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2016 Edited Sep. 13, 2016

"These are the best! Just had them last night for dinner. The only change (because of preference) is using a small can of tomato paste instead of ketchup. Started making these in 2000 when they were in the annual TOH book. My son would say if he was ever on death row and had to choose his last meal, it would be these. I promised him I would make them whenever he wanted so he wouldn't have to commit a crime to have them for dinner!"

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susaneagan User ID: 7752294 253130
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016

"Love this meatloaf recipe. Been making it for years now. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"

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UtahDave User ID: 8703888 247383
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2016

"We have been making cheddar loaves twice a month since the recipe first appeared in 1999. I like to add dry minced onion to the topping and a little Worcestershire, sometimes I make the loaves around a cube of sharp cheddar instead of grated because some of the grated cheese cooks out."

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