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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Easy Cheese -stuffed mini meat loaves

Cheese Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves
Testing  Pillsbury's Recipe, Cheese -stuffed mini meat loaves. This is the magazine's picture.  
This picture represents my finished meal, and you can see  the recipe comes out just like the original magazine picture of the meal.  I liked that,  many recipes do not come out looking as featured in the  magazine. Meat loaves  had good flavor,  lighter than a traditional recipe were you add  the ground pork.The problem with the magazine's recipe is the cheese,. string cheese doesn't melt, so I would advise you to use just regular  mozzarella cheese. Also I topped my loaves with ketchup before baking, this will give the mini meat loaves more flavor.  Recipe for me was a four star and I would make this  again .. 


Ingredients         pep time 10 min  start to finish 40 minutes servings 6 

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
  • 1Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir bread crumbs and 1 cup of the cooking sauce until well mixed; let stand 5 minutes.
  • 2Meanwhile, 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.
  • 3Spray 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).
  • 4Meanwhile, heat remaining sauce until hot. Immediately remove loaves from muffin pan; spoon heated sauce over loaves. Serve with potatoes.


stir bread crumbs and 1 cup of the cooking sauce until well mixed; 




let stand 5 minutes

Add beef, egg, green onions, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to bread crumb mixture until well mixed.

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. 

Expert Tips


*Regular mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, can be substituted. I also poured  some ketchup over tops to add more flavor:


 Place muffin pan on cookie sheet to catch any spillover. Bake about 30 minutes or  

or until thermometer inserted in center of loaves in middle of muffin pan reads 160°F (outer loaves will be done sooner).

Meanwhile, heat remaining sauce until hot. Immediately remove loaves from muffin pan; spoon heated sauce over loaves. Serve with potatoes.








1 comment:

  1. One of my favorites!!!! You always have the BEST recipes!

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