Cheese Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves

Cheese Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves

Progresso® bread crumbs and Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ tomato sauce provide a simple addition to these ground beef-cheese filled mini meat loaves – ready in 30 minutes.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

1/2
cup Progresso® Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
1
can (18 oz) Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ fire roasted tomato cooking sauce
2
sticks (1 oz each) string cheese*
1
lb extra-lean (at least 93%) ground beef
1
egg
1/4
cup sliced green onions (4 medium)
Hot cooked mashed potatoes, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir bread crumbs and 1 cup of the cooking sauce until well mixed; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cut twelve 1/2-inch pieces from cheese sticks (store remaining portion of cheese stick for another use). Set aside. Add beef, egg, green onions, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to bread crumb mixture until well mixed.
  3. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. Divide beef mixture evenly among cups (cups will be very full). Push 1 piece of cheese into center of each loaf. Place muffin pan on cookie sheet to catch any spillover. Bake about 30 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center of loaves in middle of muffin pan reads 160°F (outer loaves will be done sooner).
  4. Meanwhile, heat remaining sauce until hot. Immediately remove loaves from muffin pan; spoon heated sauce over loaves. Serve with potatoes.
Makes 6 servings
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*Regular mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, can be substituted.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 200
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 85mg;
  • Sodium 470mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 19g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.