Mini Crescent Meat Loaves

Wrap up dinner with favorite meat loaf and easy crescents.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 4

2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2/3
cup chopped onion
1/2
cup quick-cooking oats
1/2
cup ketchup
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
eggs
1
can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
Chunky style salsa, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Cook ground beef and onion in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain well. Stir in remaining ingredients except rolls and salsa.
  • 2 Unroll crescent rolls; divide into 4 rectangles. Press each into 8x6-inch rectangle. Press each rectangle in 1 1/2-cup mini loaf pan. Divide beef mixture evenly over dough in each pan; press gently.
  • 3 Bake 24 to 28 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Cool in pan 5 minutes; turn pan upside down onto serving plate. Serve loaves with salsa.

Expert Tips

About the fastest way to bake a 2-pound meat loaf is to divide it into 4 mini loaves. The mini loaves will bake in less than 30 minutes instead of 1 1/2 hours or more for one large loaf.

Look for mini loaf pans at kitchen specialty stores. Some are available with designs on the bottom that will give these loaves a pretty appearance when you serve them.

If necessary, fine dry bread crumbs can be used in place of the quick-cooking oats.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
775
(
Calories from Fat
395 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
44 g
44 %
(Saturated Fat
16 g,
16 %
),
Cholesterol
240 mg
240 %;
Sodium
1470 mg
1470 %;
Total Carbohydrate
44 g
44 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
51 g
51 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
14%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
34%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.