Easy Cheese-Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves

Easy Cheese-Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves

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    cup Progresso® Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs

  • 1

    can Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ fire roasted tomato cooking sauce

  • 2

    sticks (1 oz each) string cheese

  • 1

    lb extra-lean (at least 93%) ground beef

  • 1



1 HEAT oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir bread crumbs and 1 cup cooking sauce; mix; let stand 5 minutes. 2 CUT twelve 1/2-inch pieces from cheese sticks. Set aside. Add beef, egg, salt and pepper to bread crumb mixture until well mixed. 3 SPRAY12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. Divide beef mixture evenly among cups (cups will be very full). Push 1 piece of cheese into center of each mini loaf. 4 BAKE about 25 minutes or until thermometer inserted in centers of loaves reads 160°F. Heat remaining cooking sauce until hot. Remove loaves from muffin pan; spoon heated sauce over loaves.


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