Easy Mini Meat Loaves with Tomato Sauce

An easy all-time favorite dish in just minutes!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
1
pouch (9 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 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 CUT twelve 1/2-inch pieces from cheese sticks (store remaining portion of cheese stick for another use). Set aside. Add beef, egg, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper to bread crumb mixture until well mixed.
  • 3 SPRAY six (6-oz) custard cups or regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. Divide beef mixture evenly among cups (cups will be very full). Push 2 pieces of cheese into center of each loaf. Place custard cups on cookie sheet to catch any spillover.
  • 4 BAKE about 25 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center of loaves reads 160°F.
  • 5 HEAT remaining sauce until hot. Immediately remove loaves from muffin pan; spoon heated sauce over loaves.

Expert Tips

Serve with mashed potatoes.

Substitute ground chicken for the ground beef.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
550mg
550%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.