Farmer Doc loves meatloaf. Me, I could take it or leave it. It’s just not my favorite. But, they are pretty easy to make, and they freeze great (before or after cooking). So we always have at least one ready to go in the freezer. And I’m always looking for ways to make a meatloaf more… fun… if you will. (Other than singing “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” every time I’m making one.)
These Mini Cheddar Meatloaves from “Foolproof Family Recipes” (Gooseberry Patch‘s new cookbook) are great! They are easy to put together, and fun to make. Who doesn’t love their own little personal meatloaf (or 2)? Baby Doc is still a bit young for this, but I’m sure that he will love to have his own kid-sized meatloaf.
Just saying. Half an onion. All you need.
But there are plenty of other ways you can use the other half of that onion! I’m cooking out of Gooseberry Patch’s “Foolproof Family Recipes” all week long, and giving away one copy of this cookbook! So make like a “Bat Out Of Hell” to your kitchen, and start cooking!
Mini Cheddar Meatloaves
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats uncooked
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2/3 cup catsup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- optional: mustard to taste
- In a large bowl, whisk milk, egg, and salt. Add cheese, oats, onion, and beef.
- Mix by hand. Form into 10 small meatloaves. Place meatloaves in a lightly greased 13"x9" baking pan.
- In a small bowl, combine catsup, brown sugar, and mustard (if desired). Spoon sauce evenly over meatloaves.
- Cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes, until juices run clear.