Bacon-Cheddar Meat Loaves

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These mini Bacon-Cheddar Meat Loaves are moist, tender and full of flavor; they're also light—even topped with bacon and melted cheese! From Tonya Vowels: Vine Grove, Kentucky. Serving Accompaniments: Baked Sweet Onion Rings and BLT Bread Salad. Recipe published in Light & Tasty April/May 2007.

Yield: 4 servings
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  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup(s) crushed reduced-fat butter-flavored crackers (about 13 crackers)
  • 1/3 cup(s) plus 8 teaspoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup(s) chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) pepper
  • 1 pound(s) lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 turkey bacon strips, cut in half


  1. • In a large bowl, combine the egg whites, crackers, 1/3 cup cheese, onion, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four small loaves; place in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Top each with a half-strip of bacon.
  2. • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

August 2011

This recipe is a personal recipe added by psfreeman and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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