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Shelby's Microwave Meat Loaf

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"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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45 m servings 382
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. In a small bowl, mix together the tomato sauce, brown sugar, and mustard; stir until the brown sugar has dissolved.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the eggs, minced onion and green pepper, garlic powder, cracker crumbs, salt, and black pepper; mix in the ground beef and half the tomato sauce mixture, stirring until the meat loaf is thoroughly combined. Place the meat mixture into a 2-quart microwave-safe baking dish. Spread the remaining tomato sauce mixture over the meat loaf.
  3. Cook in microwave oven on High setting until set, the juices run clear, and meat is no longer pink inside, 10 to 15 minutes depending on power of microwave oven. An instant-read meat thermometer, inserted into the center of the loaf, should read 165 degrees F (75 degrees C). Drain any grease from the dish as soon as loaf is cooked; allow to stand, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes before serving.


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  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 382 calories; 18.8 22.8 29.5 148 665 Full nutrition

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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 sta...

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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 su...

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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 sta...

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 gro...

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, ...

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 ...

I haven't tried this particular recipe but I have tried several microwave meatloaf recipes and love the conveinance. I have a matter which recipe I use, by the time I get the mid...

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 thro...

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, eve...

EXCELLENT! Very tasty, very easy, & very fast! I did not add green pepper because I don't care for them. I used Italian style panko breadcrumbs cause that's what I had on hand (instead of s...

Until I ran across this recipe, I had completely forgotten how my mom used to cook meat loaf in the micro! I used this recipe with two very small changes - had no bell pepper, and used fresh g...