Saturday, April 4, 2009

Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves

I have a confession to make. Don't tell anyone, but I'm addicted to recipes. I know it's shameful. I should be cleaning and doing laundry, but instead I'm spending entirely to much time scouring the internet and cook books for recipes. I found this recipe for Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves while looking on the Taste of Home website. I like reading the Taste of Home cookbooks at the checkout counter while I'm waiting to put my stuff on the conveyor belt at the grocery store. If a recipe strikes my fancy I write the name down on my grocery list and then look it up on the website when I get home. I think that may be considered cheating... I'm sorry Taste of Home, but I do subscribe to 3 of your publications and am paying you enough money! This was a recipe I wasn't even looking for. It was one that popped up along the side as one I might like to try. I clicked on it and it had 74 good reviews, so I knew it had to be good. I was right. These yummy little loaves are moist and tangy, but sweet. They're also a lot faster than traditional meat loaf because they cook in only 25 minutes! If you really wanted you could make one big meatloaf, but these small ones are so fun :) At only 65 cents per meat loaf, I would consider these tasty little babies a steal. I will definitely be making these again. They're simple and delicious!

1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp salt
1 pound ground beef
2/3 cup ketchup
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1-1/2 tsp prepared mustard

In a large bowl, whisk egg and milk. Stir in the cheese, oats, onion and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight loaves; place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard; spoon over loaves. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes.


Rachel said...

I'm a HUGE Taste of Home fan! I've actually made this recipe before and we really enjoyed it, too! It's a great weeknight meal, with it cooking in only 25 min!

GypsyMommy said...

Those look cute, and I'll bet they taste great!

Coleen's Recipes said...

These caught my eye for two reasons. First, they are small and you get a healthy bigger portion of that sweet outer sauce (as opposed to a slice of a larger loaf) and secondly, my mom used to use oats in her meatloaf (I haven't thought of that in years). Thanks for posting.

teresa said...

YUM, I'm addicted to recipes too, and I have several subscriptions as well! Food is just too fun! These meatloaves look WONDERFUL, I love the individuals.

Donna-FFW said...

YAY.. you share my addiction, I have a huge binder full of recipes I want to try.. And a huge folder too.. These look wonderful!

Netts Nook said...

Oh your meat loaves look so good. I posted a similar recipe today on my blog. I can't wait to try your recipe.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

When i saw the title of the recipe, I thought Taste of Home!!!! I love scouring through all my books and magazines as well. I am trying to make recipes out of what books I have (new years relolution). Dont worry I got up early to mop and do laundry and where am I blogging of course Ü

Carrie said...

Yum! This is right down my alley!
I love the brown sugar and ketchup topping, I will definitely try this recipe! I can't wait! :-)

trina said...


I made these for sunday dinner and everyone loved them. I ate the leftover ones the next day for lunch. thanks for the recipe it was quick and easy .

Norah said...

I made these last night and they were so good! Thanks for sharing!