Cheese Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves

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Progresso® bread crumbs and Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ tomato sauce provide a simple addition to these ground beef-cheese filled mini meat loaves – ready in 30 minutes.
  • 10 Min Prep
    30 Min Total
    • 6
      Servings

*High Fiber recipes contain at least 20 percent of the recommended daily value (5 grams) of fiber per serving.

  • Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup Progresso® Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
    • 1 can (18 oz) Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ fire roasted tomato cooking sauce
    • 2 sticks (1 oz each) string cheese*
    • 1 lb extra-lean (at least 93%) ground beef
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 cup sliced green onions (4 medium)
    • Hot cooked mashed potatoes, if desired
  • Directions

    1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir bread crumbs and 1 cup of the cooking sauce until well mixed; let stand 5 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, cut twelve 1/2-inch pieces from cheese sticks (store remaining portion of cheese stick for another use). Set aside. Add beef, egg, green onions, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to bread crumb mixture until well mixed.
    3. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. Divide beef mixture evenly among cups (cups will be very full). Push 1 piece of cheese into center of each loaf. Place muffin pan on cookie sheet to catch any spillover. Bake about 30 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center of loaves in middle of muffin pan reads 160°F (outer loaves will be done sooner).
    4. Meanwhile, heat remaining sauce until hot. Immediately remove loaves from muffin pan; spoon heated sauce over loaves. Serve with potatoes.
  • Nutrition Facts

    Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
    200
    90
    0g
    3 1/2g
    0g
    <85mg
    470mg
    200mg
    g
    1g
    4g
    19g
    g
    g
    g
    g
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  • Reviews

      • 5 Stars
      Reviewed by
      Anonymous
      January 15, 2014

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      Very easy to make and very good!!
      • 1 Stars
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      Anonymous
      January 07, 2014

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      I have to agree...had the consistency of mush.
      • 1 Stars
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      Anonymous
      December 19, 2013

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      For those who have no teeth or can't chew, this is the recipe for you! MUSH. Not much flavor either. What a waste of good ground beef!! Even our 2 year old granddaughter wouldn't eat this. No leftovers, we threw it out.
      • 3 Stars
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      Anonymous
      December 17, 2013

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      Got the ad "Head start to Home Cooked" with coupon in the Sunday paper. took to store bought the ingredients- got home went to web site & searched for recipe. What the %#&*? I just added half can progresso, cup of Italian bread crumbs, package of lipton onion soup & dip mix,& an egg. Wrapped beef mixture around chunks of string cheese. put in oven 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
      • 1 Stars
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      Anonymous
      December 16, 2013

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      With no direction... Are you serious???
      • 1 Stars
      Reviewed by
      Anonymous
      December 11, 2013

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      No directions
      • 1 Stars
      Reviewed by
      Anonymous
      December 08, 2013

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      No directions
      • 1 Stars
      Reviewed by
      Anonymous
      December 08, 2013

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      Directions not included. What happened?
      • 1 Stars
      Reviewed by
      Anonymous
      November 17, 2013

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      Very little flavor, waste of ingredients.
      • 5 Stars
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      Anonymous
      October 20, 2013

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      These are very easy and very delicious to make. My kids,my husband and I really love these. I take the leftover mini meat loafs and make subs outta them. They r wonderful!!
      • 5 Stars
      Reviewed by
      HaskellTx
      September 20, 2013

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      Very easy and Very Very Delcious!
      • 5 Stars
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      Anonymous
      September 06, 2013

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      My husband loved them! Definitely will make those again.
      • 3 Stars
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      Anonymous
      September 05, 2013

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      I've tried several of these recipes and I've not found any that I like. I'm thinking this sauce is just bland yet high in sodium. I cooked these mini meat loaves exactly as the recipe stated. They were very bland. I ended up doctoring up the sauce with a little spice and ketchup, yes I said ketchup, and it was much better. As is, the recipe is just blah. If you are creative and can doctor up the sauce it will be fine. But then, why even fool with the recipe starter. Just create your own sauce.
      • 5 Stars
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      Anonymous
      August 25, 2013

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      My family loves this recipe! It's so easy to make and delicious! My husband talked about it do days after I made it and Im making it again tonight!
      • 5 Stars
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      Anonymous
      August 02, 2013

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      I did not find these bland at all. I used 85/15 ground beef, not having any lean. I added 3/4 rounded cup (instead of 1/2 cup) of Italian Breadcrumbs to account for the extra fat, and give it a bit more flavor. The flavor is a bit subtle, but definitely there, and tastes good. I made them in 6 Jumbo cupcake molds with parchment liners instead of 12 regular cupcakes, increasing cooking time by 12 min. There was no spillover, and the meatloaves did not stick either. It was so good, it fed three, not six. Will definitely try again. The letting breadcrumbs sit in sauce worked out well, the cup of sauce made these very moist. I was not sure they were done due to their softness, but when cut were cooked through. They firmed up some as they cooled, and were fine after 15 min.
      • 2 Stars
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      debvee60
      July 12, 2013

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      This was pretty disappointing due to "blahness". The sauce itself is very bland. This was my 2nd time trying it in a recipe so I can pretty much say I won't be trying it again.
      • 5 Stars
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      Anonymous
      June 24, 2013

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      I bake for 20 min instead of 30 and they come out perfect! They also reheat well.
      • 4 Stars
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      Anonymous
      June 16, 2013

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      tasty! ^_^ tastes very good crumbled over rice OR mashed potatoes.
      • 4 Stars
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      Anonymous
      May 31, 2013

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      I omitted the cheese, and baked mine for 25 minutes. I used rolls and made meatloaf sliders. Yum! I wasn't very patient and tried taking one out of a tin as soon as I took them out of the oven which was a mistake because it fell apart. Then, I waited about 10-15 minutes to let them cool some and the other one came out just fine. This is super fast and easy and great for me since my boyfriend hates meatloaf I never make it. However, with mini-sizes I can eat it for lunches throughout the week. :)
      • 4 Stars
      Reviewed by
      Sondy
      April 22, 2013

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      Oh my goodness- in reviewing my review, I realized I left out the egg! That would cause the "not binding together" or holding shape. They did fall apart and were kind of like loose meat, but were great on top of the mashed potatoes. *rolling my eyes at myself*

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