Mini italian meat loaves
Preparation time: 55 min
With excellent flavor and very easy to make, these *meat loaves* will be your new favorite dinner.
1 1/2 lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup pepperoni-flavored pizza sauce (from 14-oz jar)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup shredded Italian cheese blend or mozzarella cheese (1 oz)
Additional pizza sauce, heated, if desire
1. Heat oven to 350 F. In large bowl, mix all ingredients except cheese and additional pizza sauce. Press beef mixture into 12 regular-size muffin cups (cups will be very full). Place muffin pan on cookie sheet in oven to catch any spillover.
2. Bake about 30 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center of loaves in middle of muffin pan reads 160 F.
3. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon cheese over each loaf. Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Immediately remove meat loaves from cups. Serve with pizza sauce.