Recipe by Shelby24019
"Great meat loaf, quick, easy and ready to eat in 45 minutes. It will be ready by the time you get the creamed potatoes ready!"
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1 (8 ounce) can
eggs, lightly beaten
minced green bell pepper
saltine cracker crumbs
ground black pepper
extra lean ground beef
For my family of one (me), I cut this recipe in half and used ketchup to avoid opening a can of tomato sauce and only using half of it. This was a minor adjustment and so I believe that my 5 star rating was deserved for the recipe as written. The meatloaf was very good, saved a lot of cooking time and I will definitely add this to my regular meal selections. I'm looking forward to a meatloaf sandwich with the leftovers. :-)
OK. I tried it. I have to say it was my mistake to try to serve it to my company of 6 before doing a "test drive". I followed the recipe to the hilt. So...this is what I didn't like: too much sugar, too much tomato sauce. I would skip sugar all together. It smelled great while in the microwave. Didn't look like meatloaf at all. Crumbled when I tried to cut it into slices. Burned at the bottom (too much sugar). Thank heavens I was making sholet at the same time and could use those "crumbs" of meatloaf for that and doing so to save the dinner. I think I'll go back to the conventional way of making meatloaf. It was kind of an embarrassed to say the least. I don't think I'll attempt do use this recipe again.
I'm sure this is tasty. My comment is for the person about uneven cooking. When baking meatloaf in the microwave, I form it into a ring loaf with a hole in the center. 1 -1/2 to 2 pounds of ground beef cook evenly in about twelve minutes.
So I think I was like everyone else, because I was skeptical that this was going to turn out. However, even my picky husband thought that this was amazing meatloaf! I made it almost the same, except I used ground venison instead of beef. Couldn't tell the difference. The one thing that was missing was a little crust, because normally when I make it in the oven, I do a freeform loaf to get the "brown" on the outside. However, the convenience factor MORE than made up for it! Great recipe!
I was really pleasantly surprised by this meatloaf! I haven't made meatloaf much in the past, but we live in a foreign country and don't have an oven so this recipe encouraged me to try cooking a meatloaf in the microwave. The tomato sauce mixture was great. I didn't change a thing, and don't think I will in the future. A really yummy meatloaf!
I love this. My oven is used to store pans and it makes my small apartment tooooo hot. I as others was suprised at how easy and good this was. I am going to try BBQ sauce on top half way through and one min. before its done top with bacon w/ papertowel on top.
I haven't tried this particular recipe but I have tried several microwave meatloaf recipes and love the conveinance. I have a question.....no matter which recipe I use, by the time I get the middle done, the edges are hard and burnt. This is such a waste of food cause I have to cut the middle out and eat it. I've tried covering it with a paper towel and I've tried covering it with some Press and Seal (leaving a small opening to let it vent). Is my microwave power set too high? I only cook it for 15 to 20 minutes in a loaf pan. Actually, I just tried it at 15 minutes and while the edges where already getting hard, you could tell the middle was still a little pink so I had to sacrifice the edges to get the rest of it done. Anyone have any suggestions of what I'm doing wrong?
This meatloaf was great! I never would have even considered a microwave meatloaf, except for the fact that my oven is on the fritz, and it's so hot here that I wouldn't want to use the oven, even if it was working.
I've tried many of the top-rated meatloaf recipes here, and this one is the best! Turns out much more moist than all the others I've done in the oven.
DH loved it, too! Thanks Shelby, it's a keeper!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Shelby's Microwave Meat Loaf
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 382
** Calories from Fat: 169
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