Cheddar Mini Meatloaves with Chipotle Glaze

Dinner

Everything is always more fun in mini form! Spice up your meatloaves by making these easy, petite cheddar loaves. The delicious chipotle glaze brings the whole meal together and leaves your mouth watering even after you took your last bite.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean (90% or leaner) ground beef
  • Ground Beef Fresh
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ⅓ cup fine, dry, whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tablespoons ketchup, preferably no-salt-added
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ½ cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat four 8- to 12-ounce small baking dishes, such as mini loaf pans, with cooking spray and place on a rimmed baking sheet. (Alternatively, make freeform meatloaves and bake directly on the baking sheet.)
  2. Combine beef, onion, breadcrumbs, egg, 2 tablespoons ketchup, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper in a bowl; mix well. Divide the mixture into 4 even portions and place in the prepared baking dishes. Make a 1½-inch-deep indentation with your finger down the length of each meatloaf. Stuff each with 2 tablespoons cheese and pinch the edges closed to seal.
  3. Combine the remaining 4 tablespoons ketchup and chipotle in a bowl; spread over each loaf.
  4. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of a loaf registers 165°F, 20 to 30 minutes.
    1. Equipment: 4 mini loaf pans or a baking sheet
    2. Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.