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Barbecue mini meatloaves topped with cheese on a plate with a fork and cooked broccoli spears

Cheesy Barbecue Meatloaf Muffins

Barbecue meatloaf muffins stuffed to the gills with barbecue flavor, ground beef, quinoa, and lots of cheese.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 341kcal
Author Amee


  • 1 lb lean ground beef such as sirloin
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar freshly shredded
  • 1 ½ cups cooked quinoa
  • cup barbecue sauce your favorite kind
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, using only half the cheddar
  • Mix well with your hands (don't be scared)
  • Spray 12 muffin tins with olive oil spray
  • Divide meat mixture, evenly, in all cups
  • Bake for 30 minutes, then top with remaining cheese and bake 5 minutes longer until cheese is bubbly and melted


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 454mg | Potassium: 424mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 653IU | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 3mg