L’il Cheddar Meat LoavesPosted: September 10, 2009
3/4 cup milk
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound ground beef
2/3 cup ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
In a bowl, beat the egg and milk. Stir in cheese, bread crumbs, onion and salt. Add beef and mix well. Shape into eight loaves; place in a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Combine ketchup, brown sugar and mustard; spoon over loaves. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.
These can be made ahead of time and frozen. Prepare the meatloaves as directed, but don’t add the ketchup sauce. Place the formed meatloaves on a tray and place in the freezer for a few hours. When the loaves are frozen, place them into a freezer bag or container, label and date and return to the freezer. When you want to prepare them for dinner, take out as many as you want, place on a tray and bake as directed. You can bake from the frozen state, just add about 15-20 minutes to your cooking time and check the internal temperature often to make sure that you have cooked the meat completely. Add the ketchup sauce in the last 30 minutes so it doesn’t burn.