Mini Italian Meat Loaves

Mini Italian Meat Loaves

Baking mouthwatering meat loaf mixture in muffin cups cuts cooking time in a family favorite.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

1 1/2
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1/2
cup Progresso® Italian-style dry bread crumbs
1/2
cup pepperoni-flavored pizza sauce (from 14-oz jar)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
egg
1/4
cup shredded Italian-style six-cheese blend or mozzarella cheese (1 oz)
Additional pizza sauce, heated, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix all ingredients except cheese and additional pizza sauce. Press beef mixture into 12 regular-size muffin cups (cups will be very full). Place muffin pan on cookie sheet in oven to catch any spillover.
  2. Bake about 30 minutes or until loaves are no longer pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center of loaves in middle of muffin pan reads 160°F.
  3. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon cheese over each loaf. Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Immediately remove from cups. Serve with pizza sauce.
Makes 6 servings (2 loaves each)
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Kitchen Tip
Extra-lean ground beef is recommended for this recipe to keep shrinkage to a minimum and limit the fat that accumulates during baking.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 240
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 110mg;
  • Sodium 430mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 26g;
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;
    • 3 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.