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mini meatloaf muffins with cheddar cheese and bbq sauce on a plate
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Cheddar BBQ Meatloaf Muffins

Cheddar BBQ meatloaf muffins are mini meatloaves made in a muffin tin and topped with BBQ sauce and lots of cheese. This easy meatloaf recipe is a quick and easy dinner that's super kid friendly and picky eater approved!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 172kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce any kind, plus more for brushing on muffin tops
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together, except for the cheddar cheese, and form into large ball
  • Fill the muffin tin with the meat mixture
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, and remove extra juice if desired
  • Brush tops of muffins with barbecue sauce, and sprinkle cheddar cheese over the sauce
  • Return to the oven, and bake until cheese melts and internal temperature is at least 160 degrees, according to meat thermometer



Variation -- You can use ¼ cup dried breadcrumbs and ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese or ½ cup breadcrumbs to help the meatloaf muffins absorb the juices from the meat if you want.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 401mg | Potassium: 297mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 2mg