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Beef Cheeseburger Mini Meat Loaves

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Beef Cheeseburger Mini Meat Loaves

Bring kids to the table with this recipe for Beef Cheeseburger Mini Meat Loaves. Kids love the fast food flavours. You love that they’re getting the goodness of lean Canadian beef. These cook much faster than regular meat loaf, bringing new meaning to the term fast food.

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Serving: 6


1 ½ lb (750 g) Extra Lean or Lean Ground Round or Chuck*

1 egg, beaten

1 cup (250 mL) shredded Canadian Cheddar cheese

⅓ cup (75 mL) finely shredded onion (1 small)

¼ cup (50 mL) dry bread crumbs

2 tbsp (30 mL) EACH burger relish and prepared mustard

¼ tsp (1 mL) EACH salt and pepper

½ cup (125 mL) ketchup


Combine beef, egg, 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the cheese, onion, bread crumbs, relish, mustard, salt and pepper. Mix lightly but thoroughly to blend.

Lightly spray 12 muffin or custard cups with cooking spray. Divide mixture among cups; make indentation in centre of each with back of spoon. Fill indentations with ketchup. Sprinkle each with remaining cheese, dividing equally.

Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until digital rapid-read thermometer inserted into meat portion of EACH reads 160°F (71°C).

You can grate the onion so kids don’t come across any “unpleasant bits” they want to pick out.

For a wholesome meal that is ready when you are, make ahead and freeze some mini meat loaves. Wrap each cooled meat loaf separately in plastic wrap or foil; freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw and heat in microwave in just minutes.

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