Baking mouthwatering meat loaf mixture in muffin cups cuts cooking time in a family favorite.
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
cup Progresso™ Italian-style dry bread crumbs
cup pepperoni-flavored pizza sauce (from 14-oz jar)
cloves garlic, finely chopped
cup shredded Italian-style six-cheese blend or mozzarella cheese (1 oz)
Additional pizza sauce, heated, if desired
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.
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.
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.
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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 4 1/2g,
- 4 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.