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Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis Recipe
Photo: John Autry

Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis


Time: 40 minutes

Flavor Hit: Toasting fresh bread crumbs makes them sturdy, hearty, and nutty-tasting.

Serve with Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette: Combine 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon minced shallots, and 1/2 teaspoon Dijon in a large bowl. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Add 1 (5-ounce) packaged herb salad, 1 cup carrot ribbons, and 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion; toss. Yield: 6 servings. CALORIES 63; FAT 4.6g (sat 0.6g); SODIUM 94mg

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