Quick Microwave Meat Loaf
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + standing
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup cracker crumbs (about 6 crackers)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
- In a small bowl, combine the tomato sauce, brown sugar and mustard; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the egg, onion, cracker crumbs, salt, pepper and 3/4 cup of the sauce mixture. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
- Shape into a uniform round loaf in a greased microwave-safe 9-in. pie plate. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave on high for 15-17 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°, turning dish a quarter turn every 5 minutes. Drain; top with remaining sauce mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 256 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 696mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.
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Apr 30, 2018
My husband loves this recipe. I've made it twice. I did use ketchup in place of the tomato sauce. Both times the meatloaf was moist and firm. Makes great sandwiches the next day. I have to cook mine about 22 minutes in an 1100 watt microwave, but still very quick and extremely tasty. A round casserole dish browns more evenly, but the crust we got from making a round loaf in a square dish was pretty good, too. Gives me about 25 minutes to make a couple side dishes and clean up my mess before dinner!
Jul 14, 2012
This was a very good meatloaf.I almost did'nt try it because it was microwaveable.But was pleasantly surprised of thegreat flavor.