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South Dakota Meat Loaf Makeover

Our Test Kitchen took Lauree Buus' large meat loaf and turned it into five mini-loaves. They relied on the microwave for some quick cooking. The result was fantastic! The Rapid City, South Dakota cook can whip up her recipe even faster!
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup ketchup


  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk, Worcestershire sauce, oats, onion, salt, sage and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  • Shape into five loaves; arrange around the edge of a microwave-safe deep-dish pie plate.
  • Cover and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes. Spread ketchup over meat loaves.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 366 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 786mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • Abbytotrigger
    Jun 17, 2013

    I changed the recipe a little. I used 1 pound of beef and 1/2 pound of groud pork and then made a regular loaf out of in. I baked it at 350 degrees for 1 hr to 1 hr and 15 minutes. It was yummy. It makes great sandwiches.

  • CindySparks
    Jul 27, 2012

    Love this for just two. you can fix ahead and freeze. Just take out and place in Refigerator the night before and while you fix sides dinner is done in less than 30"

  • u45529
    Mar 1, 2010

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  • paigepcanterbury
    Feb 22, 2010

    Loved this. So convenient and tastes the same. We even tried the recipe with ground turkey for a healthy alternative. This is a new regular around our house and it is even convenient for a quick lunch!