Meatloaf in a Mug

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Most meatloaves bake in pans in ovens for hours. But these bake up quick using microwave powers!

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 12 Minutes
Cook: 13 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 246
Caloriesfromfat 41 %
Fat 11.1 g
Satfat 4.6 g
Monofat 4.6 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 25 g
Carbohydrate 13.6 g
Fiber 1.7 g
Cholesterol 114 mg
Iron 3.5 mg
Sodium 653 mg
Calcium 28 mg

Ingredients

1 pound extra-lean (92% lean) ground beef
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1 large egg
1 (5 1/2-ounce) can vegetable juice (we used V-8)
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup ketchup

Preparation

1. Stir together first 8 ingredients in a big bowl. Divide mixture evenly into 4 portions. Shape each portion into a ball. Place each ball into an 8-ounce microwave-safe coffee mug.

2. Line the bottom of the microwave with a big sheet of wax paper in case juices from the meatloaves bubble out. Place mugs in a circle on top of wax paper. Cover mugs with another big sheet of wax paper. Microwave at MEDIUM-HIGH (70% power) 11 minutes. Cut into meatloaves with a knife and fork. If any are still pink inside, microwave them 30 seconds more and recheck for doneness. Carefully remove each mug from the microwave using oven mitts.

3. Spread 1 tablespoon ketchup over each meatloaf; cover with wax paper, and let stand 2 minutes.

Note:

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Southern Living Kids Cookbook

August 2008
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