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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