Mini Cheesy Meatloaves

Helloooooo cheesy meaty goodness!

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Continuing on with my Cooking Light recipe rampage, the other night I cooked up some of the Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis featured in a recent issue of the magazine.

Super simple to throw together, and really really friggin tasty.

First up, I measured out all my ingredients like the oober organized little cook that I am (see the list at the bottom of the post).

Here are the goods:

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I decided to go with New York style white cheddar cheese.  I can’t say that I’ve ever tried that type of cheese before, but holy cow (no pun intended) is it delicious!

Cheeeesseeeeeee 🙂

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Next up I sautéed the onion and garlic…  The recipe called for 1/2 cup onion and 2 cloves garlic.  Of course we all know that means you are actually supposed to use 1 whole cup of onion and no less than 3 cloves garlic.

Naturally.

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The recipe also called for toasting of the breadcrumbs… Just be careful not to burn them!  (AKA I burnt my first.. and second batch… dangit!)

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Once the onions were nice and soft and the bread crumbs were toasty, I tossed all the goodies into a bowl along with 11 ounces of 90% ground sirloin.

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Why do I always feel the need to include pics of the raw meat on my blog?

Good question…

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This batch made 3 mini meatloaves, one of which I had for dinner along with some steamed broccoli with lemon juice:

 

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This picture makes me start salivating uncontrollably….

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Apparently, my body has been secretly feigning for a little red meat in its life!

 

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Mmmmmgghhhhhhhhhh……

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Meat.

Stats on 1 mini cheesy meatloafy:  350 calories, 19g carbs, 17g fat (red meat, folks), 29g protein, 1g fiber

Mini Cheesy Meatloaves Ingredients List (serves 3)

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 11 ounces 90/10 ground sirloin
  • 1.5 ounces New York style white cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup ketchup, divided (2 tbsp mixed in, and 2 tbsp for basting the tops)
  • 1.5 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1.5 tsp prepared horseradish
  • 3/8 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
Instructions:  Mix all ingredients (except 2 tbsp ketchup) in a large bowl.  Divide into 3 equal sized loaves.  Place on cookie sheet coated with cooking spray.  Baste tops of the loaves with remaining 2tbsp ketchup.  Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.

Speaking of droolworthy, I went to El Jalapenos in Barberton for dinner this evening and got a seriously amazing chicken fajita salad.  I literally did not stop to drink, speak, or breathe from the moment it hit the table.  Check out the insanely huge burrito my friend Allison got:

Insanity!!!

Can’t believe the weekend is here!  Woot!

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8 Comments

  1. Meatloaf is a Fav of mine and yours is worth trying…OMG looks so good right now…I have to head to the kitchen.