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)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 254
  • Fat: 11.4g
  • Saturated fat: 5.76g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 28.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 11.1g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Cholesterol: 112mg
  • Iron: 2.6mg
  • Sodium: 607mg
  • Calcium: 150mg

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. 1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. 2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add breadcrumbs; cook 3 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently.
  3. 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.

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