Our cute twist on meat and potatoes will have the little ones clamoring for more.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with oil. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons mustard and ketchup.

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  • In a medium bowl, combine beef, egg, panko, 1/2 cup cheddar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and teaspoon pepper. Form into four 2-by-4-inch loaves; place on baking sheet. Brush with mustard mixture; top with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar. On another rimmed baking sheet, toss potatoes with 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper.

  • Transfer meatloaves to upper rack of oven, and place potatoes on lower rack. Bake until loaves are cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes, rotating sheets after 10 minutes. Remove loaves from oven; continue to roast potatoes until tender, about 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together remaining tablespoon oil, remaining teaspoon mustard, and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Add lettuce to bowl, and toss. Serve meatloaves with potatoes and salad.

Cook's Notes

Panko breadcrumbs, which blend right in and lighten the texture of these meatloaves, can be found in the Asian-foods section of the supermarket.

Reviews (60)

82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2017
Very basic meatloaf recipe without a lot of "stuff" in it. Family favorite! Make the entire meal all the time.
Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2012
This recipe is delish! Boyfriend hates cheese, so I replaced it with some Frank's Red (hot sauce that's not really hot, just flavorful) and some garlic powder to mimic the high notes of the cheese. I served it with mashed potatoes and peas. The alteration came out way better than expected, it was a huge hit, and will be making it again!
Rating: Unrated
11/04/2011
This turned out great and I've made it several times. I like to serve it with peas and strawberries. I need to double the recipe since it's 13 y.o. (football player) favorite so it does not go far.
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Rating: Unrated
09/12/2011
I don't really care for meatloaf, myself; I make it because my husband loves it. But even I liked this dish! Great recipe... much tastier than the really ketchup-y versions I recall from childhood. The ground chuck is what makes it especially delicious!
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12/08/2010
Good recipe! Family loved it. I agree with Denise Viola; I find I can eat anything if I just remember to take small portions of meat
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09/29/2010
I'm going to make healthier version with vegan ground beef.
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09/16/2010
This recipe is super! I was surprised how easy and fast it was to make and how GREAT it tasted. Definitely make this again.
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04/28/2010
This is a good go to recipe. I've made this with both beef and ground turkey and its great both ways. My favorite loaf recipe!
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02/21/2010
We have made this several times and it is now our favorite meatloaf recipe. It is great with the salad and potatoes.
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11/05/2009
If you want the nutrition info, you can buy the magazine or you can use one of the many free recipe nutrition caluclators available on the web. Would it be nice to have? Sure. But I am really tired of the helpful comments getting drowned out by the whiny demand for extra info from a free website.
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11/05/2009
5 stars! Delicious, easy, and fun to prepare.
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10/11/2009
Loved it. I am not usually a fan of meatloaf, but I really liked this recipe.
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03/23/2009
The vinegar was too strong for the salad! Otherwise, the meatloave was delicious!
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03/20/2009
Recipezaar and Allrecipes have all the nutritional values listed if you're interested.
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03/19/2009
Nice recipe cant find the time to make it! I love Mustard and I think its going to be tastfullllllllllll thanks for this
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03/19/2009
Also, while I will not bash Martha's website, I am concerned that as a forerunner of excellent food and drink, as well as being the smart omni-media mogul she is, Martha should perhaps take this feedback from her contributors to heart and implement some simple changes. Since everyone asks for nutritional information, why not create some jobs and get people working on that addition?
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03/19/2009
While being given all the ingredients is usually enought to make informed choices about healthy eating, having the nutritonal information is a great addition, especially if someone has never used certain ingredients before. Those of you who chastise the contributors who are concerned with this, are the ones who are ignorant to the ever growing rate of obesity in this country, and we should applaud those who make the effort to learn and practise healthy eating.
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03/19/2009
If you are concerned about nutrition, HBP and diabetes, knowing the ingredients in the recipe should be enough for you to make an educated decision. There is no reason to accuse others of ignorance. The constant harping about nutritional values is incessant and annoying. Either figure it out yourself or don't make it.
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03/19/2009
To SusanBlossom, either you are very naive or don't get it!!!!! Have you ever heard of diabetes, or high blood pressure, that is why it is extremely important to list the nutrional valve, so we can get on with life and live. Please don't be so ignorant.
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03/19/2009
Delicious, real comfort food. I substituted chunked
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03/19/2009
Delicious, real comfort food. I substituted chunked
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03/19/2009
Delicious, real comfort food. I substituted chunked
Rating: Unrated
03/07/2009
These are quick easy and delicious. They reheat so well and with the individual portions make them wonderful leftovers or lunch the next day. I used a jalapeno honey mustard and added some Worcestershire and hot sauce to the meatloaves. Yummy! I will definitely make these again and make a larger batch to freeze.
Rating: Unrated
01/22/2009
we all loved this! Fast, easy and good!
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01/09/2009
This was great! However, I used ground turkey in place of the ground beef chuck. I will surely make this again for my family.
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10/03/2008
This is a great and quick recipe. All my boys from ages 9 to 1, love it. I've even substituted ground turkey and it tasted great. The boys didn't even know.
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04/23/2008
I found this a terrific recipe when cooking for 2 people. After preparing the 4 meatloaves you can bake 2 and freeze the other 2 for another night. Just leave off the topping of cheddar cheese until you are ready to bake.
Rating: Unrated
04/21/2008
I make these often. We love them.
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04/18/2008
My family loved this! Economical and easy to make. The size is just right, and leaves room for more vegetables.
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04/10/2008
We loved this! My husband made it last night with a few changes. He used 1/2 ground turkey to lower the fat a bit (can't sacrifice the cheese!), a chopped jalapeno pepper for a little heat and used spinach instead of boston lettuce for the nutritional value. Everything was fantastic! A new meal for the rotation!
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04/07/2008
We loved these! I subbed. torn wheat bread for panko and only had honey dijon mustard. I used sharp cheddar for the cheese. I put the ketchup and mustard into the recipe by accident and it was still very good. So tender and flavorful. The potatoes were not that great.
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04/07/2008
We loved these! I subbed. torn wheat bread for panko and only had honey dijon mustard. I used sharp cheddar for the cheese. I put the ketchup and mustard into the recipe by accident and it was still very good. So tender and flavorful. The potatoes were not that great.
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03/23/2008
My husband and I really liked this. It was really yummy - I found the loaves to have a lot of flavor - mostly thanks to the topping. I wanted to spice the potatoes up a bit so I added some seasoned salt and garlic powder. Also, since I subscribe to the magazine and the nutrition is in the back, this is what the magazine lists for the nutrition of the Mini Honey-Mustard Meatloaves with Roasted Potatoes: per serv.: 484 cal; 23.3 g fat (8.8 g sat fat); 35.4 g protein; 34.3 g carb; 4 g fiber.
Rating: Unrated
03/20/2008
I was craving meatloaf and decided to try these. They were delicious! I even got compliments from my husband. One note: I did substitute ground sirloin for ground chuck since I couldn't find it at the grocery store. I would definitely make these again.
Rating: Unrated
03/12/2008
Quick, easy, and quite tasty--a new favorite in our household.
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03/11/2008
This was really easy and I have all of the recipes on hand. My husband loved it even as left overs.
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03/09/2008
If I have time, I buy round steak or roast and grind with the grinder attachment on my Kitchenaid mixer, adding a carrot or 2 and some onions. Even though I trim all the fat
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03/06/2008
Made this last night and it turned out well. It is basically a cheeseburger w/out the bun, so I'm sure this would be a great meal for kids! My husband and I enjoyed it, but there isn't a whole lot of flavor in the meatloaf itself and we felt it was lacking something. All in all, a quick and easy meal, though. I probably won't make it again, simply because I have other, more flavorful meatloaf recipes. I will make mini loaves as that greatly reduces the cooking time!
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03/06/2008
To cjsgama , there is no way a singe serving is 169.35 calories ! EACH serving is 677 calories , do not divide by four , that is just the number of servings that the recipe makes. If you get in the habit of looking at the calorie content of all foods/ pkgs. you will get better at figuring out how many calories you are eating .
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03/05/2008
We liked the entire meal. Simple, fast, good comfort food. All important when time is limited and it is cold outside.
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03/05/2008
yes turns out great!
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03/05/2008
Could someone please tell me if it's o.k. to substitute ground turkey for the beef?
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03/04/2008
I just tried and it's good!
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03/04/2008
I do not make anything that does not include the nutritional value. I am surprised that this site and even the Light
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03/04/2008
I like to use whole wheat bread. About 2 slices for every lb of meat. I don't dry it out, just straight out of the bag. Makes the loaf nice and moist but not mucky at all.
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03/04/2008
I like to use whole wheat bread. About 2 slices for every lb of meat. I don't dry it out, just straight out of the bag. Makes the loaf nice and moist but not mucky at all.
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03/04/2008
Very tasty. I made these on Sunday and my family loved them! I must add that my kids generally don't go for meatloaf but they were very disappointed that there wasn't enough for seconds. They also wanted to know when I would make it next!
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03/04/2008
CAN ANYONE COMMENT ON THE RECIPE ITSELF?? - DID ANYONE MAKE THIS RECIPE?----AND DID THEY LIKE IT?
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03/04/2008
I also find that if I use oatmeal instead of bread crumbs it is jucier when using a leaner cut of beef.
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03/04/2008
I love the idea of the vegetables pureed and added to the load. Great idea.
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03/04/2008
I have a recipe calculating program I purchased, but the one at sparkrecipes.com is actually better. I ran this recipe with low-fat cheddar (which is what i would use) and regular breadcrumbs (panko is not in the database - but if I had a can to see the label, I could add it to the database). I run most recipes through that if the cookbook doesn't provide info!
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03/04/2008
Bluroses: I am adding to the request...where do you get a recipe calculator? I would love to have one of these. Thank you.
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03/04/2008
There are a couple of ways to lighten up this recipe - you could try using a leaner cut of meat like ground sirloin or even ground chicken/turkey. However, since these cuts are leaner, the end product will be dry. To combat this, I suggest adding some finely chopped veggies such as onions or shallots, bell pepper of any color, zuccini or squash, etc. I just throw some in the mini food processor until they are practically pureed, this way you will not need to sautee prior to mixing in.
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03/04/2008
I thought it was great that somebody had the nutritional values of that meal and shared it. It sounds like a good meal, but makes it more enjoyable if I know whether I want to invest the calories in it or not.
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03/04/2008
bluroses, where did you find the recipe calculator? i make most of my meals from scratch and have a hard time figuring out the calories i'm eating. just trying to watch my salt intake and loose some weight. 169.35 calories per serving ain't bad for this recipe! thanks
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03/04/2008
Everything in moderation is good. One needs to know their limit and stick with it...no devouring. Live Life to the Fullest
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03/04/2008
I just ran it through a recipe calculator based on 4 servings: Calories 677.4, Total Fat 34.4g, Cholesterol 144.1mg, Sodium 528.0mg, Potassium 1,349.9mg, Total Carbohydrate 52.8g Dietary Fiber 5.7g, Sugars 4.9g, Protein 35.2g SusanBlossom - there is nothing wrong with wanting to know nutritional values. This enables us to make informed choices about what to eat, which helps us lead happier lives, which leads to more enjoyment of life. No harm in providing information. Peace.
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03/04/2008
What is it with your constant comment on nutritional values? Please start LIVING and enjoy life!
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03/04/2008
Please include calorie count as well.
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03/04/2008
What are the nutritional values for this recipe, please?