Meatloaf in a Mug

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

Oxmoor House AUGUST 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Cook time:13 Minutes
  • Prep time:12 Minutes


  • 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


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.


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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 246
  • Calories from fat: 41%
  • Fat: 11.1g
  • Saturated fat: 4.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrate: 13.6g
  • Fiber: 1.7g
  • Cholesterol: 114mg
  • Iron: 3.5mg
  • Sodium: 653mg
  • Calcium: 28mg

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