BBQ Cheddar Mini Meatloaf "muffins"

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Isaacs Mama

I've always loved meatloaf- but never could find the right recipe. I especially hate all the fat left in the pan after a regular loaf is baked. This recipe is easy, absolutely delicious, and since you have 12 small "muffins" instead of 1 large loaf, there is not a lot of fat left in the bottom of the tin. If you don't want to stray from traditional meatloaf- go ahead and use ketchup instead- but I recommend trying the BBQ at least once- my family loves it! Also great for potlucks since everyone can have their own individual muffin!

Top Review by Ginny Sue

Great recipe, and quick and easy to do on a weeknight. I especially liked the method of mixing all the ingredients in a ziploc bag. I'll have to remember that technique in the future. Couldn't decide between ketchup and BBQ sauce so I used half of each in the muffins, and topped half with BBQ sauce and half with ketchup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place all ingredients in gallon zip-loc bag (except 1/4 cup of cheese & BBQ sauce). Squeeze until just mixed. (This keeps the mess out of preparing meatloaf!) Spoon mixture into a 12 cup muffin tin and press down firmly with back of spoon. Top with remaining BBQ sauce and place in oven for 25-35 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese on each muffin and bake additional 5 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes before removing from tins.

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