Thursday, August 20, 2009

Little Cheddar Meatloaves

I'm also adding this recipe to DIY day on A Soft Place to Land. This is one of my favorites. I never even had meatloaf before I tried this recipe and I was surprised at just how good it is. I found the recipe in a Taste of Home cookbook that was a wedding present. I've tweaked the original recipe slightly These mini meatloaves are covered in a sweet yummy glaze.


1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese (Or any mix of cheese you want, sometimes I use an italian or mexican cheese mixture instead)
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup chopped onion (or 2-3 tablespoons dried minced onion)
1/2 teaspoon salt (I never add this, it's up to you)
1 pound ground beef (lean works better)
2/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard


1-2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup shredded spinach

Or use any other shredded or chopped veggies you want to stick in the mix. A great way to get your picky kids or hubby to eat their veggies. I don't have kids, but hubby usually won't eat veggies unless they are hidden or covered in some kind of cheese or sauce.

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Here's the steps to follow to yumminess:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Mix together first six ingredients as well as any additional garlic or veggies. Basically mix everything together throughly except the beef, ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard.

3. Crumble ground beef into previous mixuture and mix well.

4. Line a baking pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray to keep loaves from sticking.

5. Shape beef mixture into 8 mini loaves.

6. Mix together ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard. Spread this mixture on top of the shaped mini loaves.

7. Pop the pan into the oven for 35-45 minutes and enjoy!

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  1. I make these all the time. Instead of putting them in the pan for loaves, I put them in a cupcake pan and make them mini meatloaves. LOL

  2. mmmm....those sound sooooo good!

  3. I love the little loafs - so sweet! My kiddos would feel so special getting their own individual loaf.
    Thanks for stopping by and for your comment :)

  4. Ack!...meatloaf is one of my all time favorites! Good ole comfort food...doesn't get any better!

  5. i did it! thanks to you, i made these little meat loaves just last night for supper ... kinda mixed up the ingredients a bit, but they smelled great while cooking, were very tasty and most satisfying for a cool evening ... the best part is the awesome leftovers!
    thanks again,


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