Mini BBQ Cheddar Meatloaves

Meatloaf is becoming a go-to dish of mine.  (Can someone please tell me how to correctly spell it though?!  Half the recipes I find spell it as one word; the other half spell it with two words!)  It’s relatively quick to pull together and you then you just throw it into the oven and forget about it.  I was excited when I came across this recipe on Iowa Girls Eats because it reminded me that I too had a mini meatloaf pan (thanks Gram!).  The pan makes 4 smaller meatloaves, which means less cooking time.  It’s also easier to cut into portions.  (I’d say each mini meatloaf is 2 serving sizes.)

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The BBQ flavors really came through in this recipe.  And the cheddar added bursts of cheesy goodness!

Start by preheating your oven to 425°

  • Heat a little butter in a skillet over medium heat.

  • Thinly slice 1 vidalia onion.

  • Once the butter melts, add the onion.

  • Season with some salt.
  • Stir to combine.

  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 20 minutes.  (Don’t let them burn!)

  • Set the cooked onions aside to cool.
  • Spray 4 mini meatloaf pans with the cooking spray.
  • Add 1 pound of ground beef to a large bowl.

  • Whisk an egg.

  • Add the beaten egg.

  • Add a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce.

  • Pour in 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce.

  • Add 1/4 cup of panko breadcrumbs.

  • Season with black pepper.

  • Cut up some cheddar cheese into 1/4 inch pieces.

  • Add the cheese to the meat mixture.

  • Last, add the cooled onions.

  • Mix to combine everything.

  • Divide the meat into four sections and place in the mini meatloaf pans.

  • Spread 1 tablespoon of BBQ sauce over each loaf.

  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through.

Serve with your favorite vegetable!

Enjoy!

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Mini BBQ Cheddar Meatloaves (serves 4)

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 vidalia onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 tablespoons BBQ
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • black pepper
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, cut into ¼ inch pieces

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat your oven to 425°.
  • Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Once melted, add the onion.
  • Season with some salt.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  • Set the cooked onions aside to cool.
  • Spray 4 mini meatloaf pans with the cooking spray.
  • Add the ground beef to a large bowl.
  • Pour in the beaten egg.
  • Add the Worcestershire and 2 tablespoons of the BBQ sauce.
  • Pour in the panko and season with black pepper.
  • Add the cheese.
  • Last, add the cooled onions.
  • Mix to combine everything.
  • Divide the meat into four sections and place in the mini meatloaf pans.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon of BBQ sauce over each loaf.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through.

     

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