Sunday, April 27, 2008

Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves

These little mini/personal size meat loaves are a fun twist on the original style of meat loaf. I got the original recipe out of a Quick Cooking magazine a few years ago and have made it several times with rave reviews each time. I have modified the recipe slightly, and the modifications are included here. I don't know if the picture quite does them justice- they are very tangy and yummy!

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1 pkg. onion soup mix
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
a few shakes Worcestershire sauce

2/3 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp prepared mustard

In a bowl, combine first 10 ingredients and mix well. Shape into approx. 4 mini loaves. Place in a greased 13X9X2 pan. Combine ingredients for the glaze and spoon over loaves. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 45 min. or until meat is no longer pink and meat thermometer reads 160deg. Serves 4