Mini BBQ Cheddar Meatloaves

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Miniature sized meatloaves loaded with barbecue sauce and bits of cheddar cheese throughout.

My friend took my 3 kids for a sleepover last week. (She’s an angel 🙂 ) It was so nice! It’s pretty rare when Kale and I are kid-free, and when we are we usually go out to eat, but since we were both exhausted we chose to eat at home. I made us these super easy mini BBQ Cheddar Meatloaves! Miniature sized meatloaves loaded with barbecue sauce and bits of cheddar cheese through out… Seriously, amazing!

I served ours with a side of golden skillet potatoes (recipe coming soon) and a side of broccoli and we were both in heaven. Let’s just say there was minimal talking during dinner because we were devouring every bite. It was so nice to enjoy a delicious dinner in our peaceful and quiet house. 🙂

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Mini BBQ Cheddar Meatloaves

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Life in the Lofthouse


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce divided use
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese cut into cubes


  • Preheat oven to 400° F. In a large bowl combine ground beef, egg, Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, panko bread crumbs, dash of salt and pepper, and cheddar cheese cubes. Mix until just combined.
  • Divide mixture into 4 equal pieces and shape into loaves. Place loaves on a foil-lined baking sheet. Spread remaining barbecue sauce over each loaf. Bake for 20 minutes or until no longer pink in the center. Serve and enjoy!



Miniature sized meatloaves loaded with barbecue sauce and bits of cheddar cheese throughout.

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20 thoughts on “Mini BBQ Cheddar Meatloaves

  1. Right up my taste bud alley…meatloaf is a fav..especially with cheese! And I always love mini versions too. We are definitely sisters of taste buds. :-)I’ll be making these soon.

  2. These look AMAZING and I can’t wait to make them!! I will probably have to double the recipes for my family, would I cook them for 40mins or do you suggest another amount of time?

    Btw, just came across your website about a week ago and LOVE it!!!

    1. Jennifer, this recipe easily doubles! I would bake them for 30 minutes, and check if their done after that. Hope you love them! And glad you found my blog 🙂

  3. FYI: This article and your pink lemonade pie have something funky going on with their photos. The photo that shows up in my wordpress reader is just a huge, pixel-y “pin it” button, not the (gorgeous, delicious) photos of your food that show up at the top of your articles on your blog.

  4. Made these last night. I might have put too much cheese cubes in the mixture, but they still came out tasting amazing! I used A1 instead of Worcester sauce.They didn’t look as pretty as yours did, I”m thinking it’s because of the excess amount of I cheese I put in it, but they were a hit with the family. Will definitely make these again.

  5. I tend to mix mince beef with sausage mince for meat loaf. so this idea is different for me; will try it though. I also blend vegies into mine (a hangover from when kids were home!)

  6. The meatloaf looks great, but will add a little onion. We love meatloaf with onion. Also, green peppers may go in next time. Thanks!

  7. I make something very similar to these…You can double or triple the recipe and freeze them on a baking sheet. Once frozen, throw them in a zip-loc bag and use them as you need.

  8. I recently made these and they were/are delicious!! I actually tripled the recipe. Even my husband who isn’t a meatloaf fan liked them! I am actually going to make them again tonight. I served them with mashed potatoes and a veggie the 1st time.

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