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Mini BBQ Cheddar Meatloaves are studded with melty cheddar cheese and sweet BBQ sauce. This easy, gluten-free dinner is a hit with the whole family!


Serves 4

Total time

0 minutes




  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tablespoons BBQ sauce (divided)
  • ¼ cup crushed Rice Chex or panko bread crumbs (recipe will not be GF if using panko)
  • pepper
  • 2 oz low-fat cheddar cheese, cut into 1/4" cubes


  1. Cut onion in half then each half into thin slices. Melt butter in a large skillet or pot over medium heat then add onion and a dash of salt. Cook, stirring every couple of minutes, until onions are golden brown and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Turn heat down if onions start to burn. Set aside to cool slightly. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl combine ground beef, egg, Worcestershire sauce, 2 Tablespoons BBQ sauce, panko bread crumbs, dash of pepper, cheese cubes, and caramelized onions, then mix until just combined. Divide mixture into 4 equal-sized portions then form into loaves on a foil-lined, non-stick-sprayed baking sheet. Spread 1 Tablespoon BBQ sauce over each loaf then bake for 20 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center.
  2. View the recipe instructions at Iowa Girl Eats

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