Mini Meat Loaves with Green Beans


This recipe offers a twist to the classic recipe by dividing the batch into individual servings. Green beans serve as the perfect side dish.

Mini Meat Loaves with Green Beans
Total Time:
22 mins


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup purchased pasta sauce

  • ½ cup fine dry bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped if large

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)

  • 1 ounce fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Crushed red pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a medium saucepan bring lightly salted water to boiling. In a large bowl combine egg, 1/2 cup of the pasta sauce, bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons of the basil, and salt. Add beef and 1/2 cup of the cheese; mix well. Divide beef mixture into four equal portions. Shape each portion into a 5-1/2x2-inch oval loaf. Place loaves onto a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Spoon on remaining pasta sauce and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 15 minutes or until internal temperature registers 160°F.

  2. Meanwhile, cook green beans in boiling salted water for 10 minutes. Drain; toss with oil and, if desired, crushed red pepper. Serve with meat loaves. Sprinkle all with remaining basil leaves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

496 Calories
29g Fat
25g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 496
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 742mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 15.4mg 77%
Calcium 302.9mg 23%
Iron 4.9mg 27%
Potassium 563mg 12%
Folate, total 60.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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