1 package (6 ounces) stuffing mix
1 cup water
2 tablespoons hickory smoke-flavored barbecue sauce
1 pound ground beef
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Additional hickory smoke-flavored barbecue sauce, optional
1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine stuffing mix, water and 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Press 1/3 cup mixture into each of 12 ungreased muffin cups.
2. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 160°, 18 to 22 minutes. Sprinkle tops with cheese; bake until cheese is melted, 2 to 4 minutes longer. If desired, serve with additional barbecue sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
YIELD: 6 servings.
2 mini meat loaves: 330 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 668mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.