Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
We add white cheddar cheese to this comfort-food favorite making it seem more indulgent than it actually is at less than 300 calories per serving.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: 1 meat loaf)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 254
Fat 11.4 g
Satfat 5.76 g
Monofat 3.8 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 28.3 g
Carbohydrate 11.1 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Cholesterol 112 mg
Iron 2.6 mg
Sodium 607 mg
Calcium 150 mg

Ingredients

1 ounce fresh breadcrumbs (about 1/2 cup)
Cooking spray
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup ketchup, divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 ounces white cheddar cheese, diced
1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add breadcrumbs; cook 3 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently.

3. While breadcrumbs cook, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Combine onion mixture, breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup ketchup, and remaining ingredients. Shape into 6 (4 x 2-inch) loaves on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; spread 2 teaspoons ketchup over each. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until done.

Note:

This recipe originally ran in Cooking Light January, 2011 and was updated for the November, 2012 25th anniversary issue.

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Tiffany Vickers Davis,

November 2012