These mini meat loaves are so full of flavor you'll never want to go back to traditional meat loaf again. I got this recipe from the Pampered Chef a few years ago and tweaked it a bit to make it a little more skinny friendly. My girls LOVE these and so does my husband. I usually try to serve them with some steamed veggies on the side and a side salad for a nutritious flavorful dinner.
Total Fat: 14g
Mini Italian Meat Loaves
1/4 cup chopped onion
16oz. 90% lean ground beef
1/4 cup unseasoned dry bread crumbs
2 small garlic cloves, pressed
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup refrigerated marinara sauce, divided
1/2 cup (2 ounces) 2% shredded Italian cheese blend
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Chop onion and combine in a mixing bowl with ground beef, bread crumbs, pressed garlic, seasoning, salt and black pepper. Add 1/2 cup of the marinara sauce; mix lightly but thoroughly.
2. Shape meat mixture into four small loaves and place on baking dish; top with remaining marinara sauce. Bake 25-30 minutes or until meat is no longer pink in centers.
3. Sprinkle loaves with cheese; bake 1 minute or just until cheese begins to melt. Remove from oven to serving plates.