Poor meatloaf. Many don't like you. They don't even know you but, they judge you and they assume they don't like you. Not my hubby. He has a hard time meeting a meat loaf that he does not like. He likes a lot of meatloaves but, rarely does he really love one. If meatloaf is on the menu I know he will order you, make friends with you and continue to think about you the next day. As a good wife I am always on the hunt for the great meatloaf. I want to be the one who makes the meatloaf of his dreams. This may not be the meatloaf that he wants to marry but, this one is easy to make and solid on taste. The hidden pockets of melted cheese are a nice addition to the traditional meatloaf. Extra bonus is Carter did not want to try it (hating on the loaf at a young age) but, once he did he exclaimed "this is yummy meat mom"! That is really all I needed to hear to know that I was going to make this again. I make the mix and split in half. I bake one and freeze the other which is another plus to this recipe.
cheesy meatloaf minis
adapted: cooking light
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs (about 1 ounce) - if fresh then lightly toasted
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup ketchup, divided
3 ounces white cheddar cheese, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 425°.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Combine onion mixture, breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup ketchup, and remaining ingredients. Shape into 6 (4 x 2-inch) loaves on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; spread 2 teaspoons ketchup over each. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until done. Alternately you can divide the meatloaf mix into two loaves. You can bake one large loaf for 30 minutes and freeze one for later use.