Lil' Cheddar Meatloaves

"We have given up all other meat loaf recipes for this one. I love the individual servings and every bite has the yummy catsup sauce where in "regular" meat loaf it's just a small strip on top! With the smaller loaves it also makes the cooking time a bit quicker. This recipe came from '99 TOH magazine but I added the rubbed sage for some extra flavor. Enjoy!"
 
Download
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by HeasterBunny photo by HeasterBunny
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
Ready In:
1hr
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
8
Advertisement

ingredients

Advertisement

directions

  • In a bowl, beat the egg and milk.
  • Stir in cheese, oats, onion, salt and rubbed sage.
  • Add beef and mix well.
  • (It will seem runny at first but will thicken up as you mix.) Shape into 8 equal sized loaves (oval/egg shaped) and place in a greased 9X13X2" baking dish.
  • Sauce: Combine catsup, brown sugar and mustard.
  • Spoon over each loaf so they are all covered in the sauce.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.
  • For OAMC:

  • To Freeze:Place the meat loaves in the casserole dish (without sauce).
  • Wrap with foil and freeze.
  • To Reheat: Defrost overnight.
  • Mix together the sauce and top each meat loaf with sauce.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until meat is no longer pink in the center.
  • Cooked meat loaves (already topped with sauce) also freeze very well and then can be defrosted and heated in the microwave for a quick meal.

Questions & Replies

default avatar
Got a question? Share it with the community!
Advertisement

Reviews

  1. Jonathan Melendez
    These were perfect little meatloaves. I doubled the recipe for leftovers and I'm so glad I did because I couldn't get enough of them!
     
  2. Sirpezy
    Wow, these were awesome!! I used 85/15 ground turkey & 1/2 ts of onion powder instead of chopped onions & omitted the sage. My DH, DD, Mom & myself loved it. I was kind of worried about how runny they seemed but they turned out excellent. The sauce is wonderful, I never thought to use brown sugar with the ketchup. I had also made these up a few hours ahead of time & stored in the fridge until I was ready to preheat the oven. Thanks for a keeper!!
     
  3. Trikster
    These are the best little meatloaves!! I love the fact that they are small as we are trying to do a little more "portion control" in our house. The flavor is great, very easy to make. I made them up and froze 4 for another time and when I defrosted those and cooked them, they were just as good as the first time. Putting this on regular rotation!! Thanks DDW!!
     
  4. Jellyqueen
    Great recipe. I knew on Sunday that I was going to have a very busy week, so I went ahead and made these up, placed them in the casserole dish, wrapped with foil and froze them. I took them out of the freezer on Wed. and put them in the fridge to thaw. Thursday afternoon I took them out of the fridge for about an hour, mixed up the sauce, spooned it over the loaves and baked. They were wonderful. Be sure to recommend this anytime you see someone wanting a recipe that freezes. I did us rubbed savory flakes instead of sage, we just don't care for sage too much. That was the only change I made.
     
  5. Jazze22
    These were very good! Even my son who doesn't like meatloaf had 2 servings. I used mild cheddar and ground sage because that is what I had on hand. Easy to put together and DDW is right about it thickening up as you mix it. Thanks for the recipe. I'm sure this is what I will be using from now on.
     
Advertisement

Tweaks

  1. mamarylla
    this was really good, i used italian seasoning instead of sage because i don't like it, but i wouldn't use any seasoning next time, the italian was in contrast to the sweet sauce. I put everything together and and covered them in sauce and then froze them, they cooked up fine.
     
  2. Sirpezy
    Wow, these were awesome!! I used 85/15 ground turkey & 1/2 ts of onion powder instead of chopped onions & omitted the sage. My DH, DD, Mom & myself loved it. I was kind of worried about how runny they seemed but they turned out excellent. The sauce is wonderful, I never thought to use brown sugar with the ketchup. I had also made these up a few hours ahead of time & stored in the fridge until I was ready to preheat the oven. Thanks for a keeper!!
     
  3. Jadelabyrinth
    I am not one prone to eating meatloaf, but my husband loves it so I thought why not try and find something we could both enjoy. Well, I found it! I made a few changes: turkey instead of beef, no brown sugar, sage, or mustard, an extra cup of cheese, and I had to add an additional cup and a half of oats. When I made it I doubled the recipe, and it was too runny (and didn't thicken up) hence the extra oats. I ended up with 14 lil' loaves for my freezer. I cooked them before freezing and they defrosted beautifully. I am definitely making these again. Thanks for the keeper!
     

RECIPE SUBMITTED BY

Hello! I'm a Montana native that has made my way back after a few moves. I've been married to my high school sweetheart for 21 years and we have twin boys who are 15 years old. Dh and I are partners in our own company and own 10 Subway sandwich shops. I work from our home handling all the financial and clerical duties of the business. Over the years and especially since finding Zaar, cooking has become my passion. My grandmothers were very good cooks and I have fond memories of the meals they prepared. We love entertaining and nothing pleases me more than having my family and others enjoy the food I make. I love it when the house smells good with dinner or whatever is baking. I came upon recipezaar searching for a rhubarb cake recipe one day. The recipe I chose was a 5 star and my addiction began. It took a few months before I started really utilizing the site but once I did my cooking has never been the same. My family now knows all about having to rate recipes, picking their favorite chefs, etc. It's become a family thing and they have told me that I may never let my membership to Recipezaar ever end. We love to travel and try to go whenever we can. Owning our own business has helped free up time where we can travel more. We've done some Europe, Canada, and much of the U.S. In the coming years I hope to do a lot more. Eating out when we are traveling is the best. I'm trying to learn more about the restaurants and chefs in places we are visiting so we can try and visit those restaurants and enjoy some of the great places our town just doesn't have. The whole family loves to ski and we look forward to the season every year - it makes winter tolerable. The kids are very involved in sports so we're always running to one game or another. Renting movies or just hanging out with friends is the making of a relaxing weekend for us.
 
View Full Profile
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Find More Recipes