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Mini Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf has taken on a whole new look and attitude!

These small cheesy meat loaves aren't what grandma used to serve, but if she would have known about preparing them this way, I bet she would have!

These mini loaves are simple, delicious and fun. Not to mention, the cook time (also known as your husband/boyfriend/kid's waiting period during his/her massive hunger rant) is cut in half!

Serve these to anyone!

White Cheddar Mini Meat Loaves
Serves 4-6 (2-3 mini loaves each)

1/2 cup bread crumbs
Cooking Spray
1 medium chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, chopped
3/4 cup ketchup, divided
3 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, diced & 1 ounce shredded
1/4 cup chopped fresh organic parsley
2 tablespoons fresh grated parmesan
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds lean ground sirloin (or ground turkey)
1 large, free-range, organic egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  • Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add breadcrumbs; cook for 3 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently.
  • Meanwhile, heat another large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Saute onion and garlic for 3 minutes. Combine onion mixture, breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup ketchup, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray. Spoon meat mixture evenly into cups, making a round top.
  • Spread 1 teaspoon ketchup over each.
  • Cook for 30 minutes. While baking, shred additional white cheddar cheese for topping.
  • Top each with a pinch of shredded cheese. Cook additional 5 minutes or until melted.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes.


Mini Meat Loaf Recipe

Lindsey Crouch
The Loving Cook

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