Mini Cheese Meat Loaves
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 cup soft bread cubes
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1-1/2 teaspoons onion salt
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- Dash pepper
- 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 6 sticks (2-1/2 inches x 1/2 inch each) cheddar or mozzarella cheese
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- In a bowl, combine first six ingredients. Mix in beef. Divide into six portions. Shape each portion around a cheese stick and form into a loaf. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, combine all sauce ingredients. Add loaves and spoon sauce over each. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer; cook until a thermometer reads 160°, about 20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 342 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 1152mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 32g protein.
Nov 30, 2015
My two kids loved this, but my husband thought it could use some seasoning and he missed the crunch that baking it provides. But overall, this was a really good and fairly quick recipe. I substituted ground turkey for ground beef, but otherwise, made no changes to the recipe. Served it with sweet potato fries and roasted green beans.
Apr 12, 2015
Great recipe! Quick to make and had a lot of flavor!
Jan 16, 2015
This sounds yummy and for the most part meets my husband's dietary needs but I need to reduce the sodium. Can I substitute onion powder for the salt and low sodium tomato sauce without sacrificing flavor?
Jan 15, 2015
Yummy. Serve with pasta or mashed potatoes !!
Jan 12, 2015
Excellent idea,well done.
Nov 25, 2011
I gave this recipe to my two bachelor sons to make as they need simple meals to cook. They and their friends LOVED it. In fact, they said it might be their new favorite recipe.
Jun 20, 2011
Great recipe to split for eat now, eat later! Also I made smaller portions (12 loaves), using 6 string cheese sticks, cut each in half, shape 1/4 cup of meat mixture around cheese. Combine sauce ingredients in large bowl instead of skillet. Take 6 loaves plus 1/2 of the sauce for eat now. For eat later, take the remaining 6 loaves wrapping each individually with plastic wrap. Freeze those loaves and the remaining sauce in airtight containers. When ready to use, put in refrigerator that morning to thaw, then that evening just unwrap and cook as directed. You could divide loaves and sauce into servings to fit your needs, 2, 3, 4, etc. Enjoy, we sure did!
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