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Mini Cheese Meat Loaves

I created a stovetop recipe that is just as good as baked, so we don't have to wait for it to come out of the oven. —Betty Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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
  • SAUCE:
  • 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 Facts
1 meat loaf: 342 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 1152mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 32g protein.

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