Diner Meat Loaf 'Muffins'

Serve these delicious meatloaf muffins with steamed green beans and roasted potato wedges for an at-home version of a blue-plate special.

Diner Meat Loaf 'Muffins'
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion

  • ½ cup finely chopped carrot

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 cup ketchup, divided

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef, extra lean (raw)

  • 1 cup finely crushed fat-free saltine crackers (about 20)

  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 large eggs

  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, chopped carrot, dried oregano and minced garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Cool.

  3. Combine onion mixture, 1/2 cup ketchup, ground beef, crushed crackers, mustard, Worcestershire, pepper and eggs in a large bowl.

  4. Spoon the meat mixture into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Top each with 2 teaspoons ketchup. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

276 Calories
9g Fat
22g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 2 "muffins"
Calories 276
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Protein 29g 58%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 131mg 44%
Sodium 759mg 33%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 4mg 22%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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