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Cheesy Salsa Mini Meatloaves

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I am nearing the end of sharing all the Kraft Foods/Sam’s Club dinner planner. This recipe is the Cheesy Salsa Mini Meatloaves. These were quite delicious.

I loved the spice that the salsa added and these meatloaves turned out nice and tender. However, I did still eat my meatloaf with ketchup. I don’t think I can ever eat meatloaf without it. It added some sweetness and it complemented to spice of the salsa.

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The advantage to making mini meatloaves is the cooking time is much less than a regular meatloaf. The big downside to this recipe is it left a big mess in my muffin tin. Next time I will either shape 12 mini loaves and bake them on a baking sheet or line the muffin tins with those foil liners (you could even use squares of aluminum foil). I didn’t enjoy scrubbing out each of those muffin cups. Give these a try, that had nice flavor and I liked the cheese on top!

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Cheesy Salsa Mini Meatloaves

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Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 egg
  • 12 PREMIUM Saltine Crackers finely crushed (1/2 cup)
  • 1-1/2 cups KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese divided
  • 1 cup TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick 'N Chunky Salsa divided

Instructions
 

  • HEAT oven to 400ºF.
  • MIX first 4 ingredients with 1 cup cheese and 1/2 cup salsa.
  • PRESS evenly into 12 muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray. Use back of spoon to make indentation in center of each. Place muffin pan on foil-covered baking sheet.
  • BAKE 20 to 25 min. or until meatloaves are done (160°F). Top with remaining salsa and cheese; bake 3 min. or until cheese is melted. Serves 6.
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  3. I made these tonight and they came out wonderful and cheesy. I used shredded monterrey jack cheese and cheddar in place of the mexican blend and I used my own salsa I had on hand in fridge. Oh, using the foil worked out perfect. Easy clean-up.

  4. I made these tonight and they came out wonderful and cheesy. I used shredded monterrey jack cheese and cheddar in place of the mexican blend and I used my own salsa I had on hand in fridge. Oh, using the foil worked out perfect. Easy clean-up.

  5. cheese on meatloaf! mmm! they look really yummy, I would have to agree on making smaller sized meatloaves without the muffin tin though. I hate the cleanup with those things too.

  6. cheese on meatloaf! mmm! they look really yummy, I would have to agree on making smaller sized meatloaves without the muffin tin though. I hate the cleanup with those things too.

  7. I like the idea of a smaller meatloaf too, these look rather cute (not a word you often associate with meatload) but I bet the kids like the size too.

  8. I like the idea of a smaller meatloaf too, these look rather cute (not a word you often associate with meatload) but I bet the kids like the size too.