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Microwave Meatloaf

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Cook meatloaf in your microwave! This easy recipe is part of More Meatloaf Please! with recipes for Ranch Chicken Meatloaf, Russian Meat Patties, and Pizza Meatloaf.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/3 cup minced onion
  • 3 Tbsp. quick cooking oats
  • 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. dried marjoram leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
  • dash white pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lb. ground chuck
  • 1 Tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce


In small microwave-safe bowl, combine oil, onion, and garlic; cook 3-4 minutes on high until soft. Combine with oats, half the tomato sauce, thyme, marjoram, garlic salt, pepper, and egg in a large bowl. Mix in meat with your hands. Gently shape into a 8x4" loaf.

Place into a 9x5" glass loaf pan, making sure the meat mixture doesn't touch the sides of the pan. Cover pan with microwave safe waxed paper. Microwave at high power for 5 minutes, then carefully siphon off the juices using a turkey baster.

Combine brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard with remaining tomato sauce. Spoon this mixture over the meat loaf, making sure to evenly coat top and sides. Return pan to oven, rotating one half turn. Cover pan with microwave safe waxed paper and cook at 50% for 15 to 20 minutes or until an instant read meat thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf registers 160 degrees. Cover with foil and let stand 5 minutes on a solid surface before serving. (The temperature of the meat loaf will rise about 10 degrees during standing time.)

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 4 out of 5
Cooking Time, Guest

The previous reviewer misread the recipe. It says cook on 50% power, not 30%. Fifty percent works. Just check the temp with thermometer to be sure it's at least 160 degrees. This is a good recipe that can take some tinkering if one likes. Use fresh garlic instead of garlic salt. It tastes much better. I think garlic (one clove) was inadvertently omitted from the recipe since it tells the cook to cook the onion and garlic before adding to other ingredients. The recipe is easy and fast, and produces an excellent mealoaf.

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