Spending time in an extended-stay hotel with just a microwave and stovetop for cooking, along with minimal cookware, led me to be a bit creative at mealtime. I was craving meatloaf and came up with this recipe from foods I had on hand leftover from earlier meals. I was pleased with how it turned out considering my limited options. And it wasn't a reheated frozen dinner either!



Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix ground beef, egg, mushrooms, onion, whole-wheat crackers, and salt together in a bowl. Mold into a ring on a microwave-safe dish. Spread ketchup on top. Cover with parchment paper.

  • Cook in the microwave until beef is no longer pink in the center, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain off any fat. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

314.2 calories; protein 24.3g 49% DV; carbohydrates 14.9g 5% DV; fat 17.6g 27% DV; cholesterol 157mg 52% DV; sodium 389.8mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition