Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis

Hands on time: 12 min. Total time: 40 min.


Photo By: John Autry

Serve with Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette


1 ounce fresh breadcrumbs (about ½ cup)

Cooking spray

1 cup chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, chopped

½ cup ketchup, divided

¼ cup chopped parsley

1 tablespoon mustard

¾ teaspoon dried oregano

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

3 ounces cheddar cheese, diced

1 ½ pound lean ground beef

1 large egg, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add breadcrumbs; cook 3 minutes or until toasted,  stirring frequently.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Combine onion mixture, breadcrumbs, ¼ cup ketchup, and remaining ingredients. Shape into 6 loaves on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; spread 2 teaspoons ketchup over each. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes or until done.

Serves 6

Calories 254; Fat 11.4g, Protein 28.3g, Fiber .9g, Sodium 607mg.

Recipe adopted from Cooking Light magazine.

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Stephanie Ouellette