Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Meatloaf Muffins

Tonight's dinner was a big hit with the entire family, so I wanted to post the recipe.  I have been hungry for meatloaf but every time I try to make it, it never really turns out quite like "mom's."  So I opted for a slight alternative.  I found a recipe that sounded good and altered it a bit for my taste and baked it in a muffin tin.  The girls each ate a whole one (calling them muffins certainly helped), and Doug was begging for more. (Sorry, dude. The leftovers are going to lunch with the Monkeys.)  They were delicious, and I have to admit that I was slightly wishing for more to magically appear as well.  I served them with homemade sweet potato fries.  If you already have most of these ingredients on hand, it is a very inexpensive meal!  (And next, time I plan to double the recipe so there are leftovers and some to freeze)

Maybe they don't look so good on the screen
but they are delicious! 
Meatloaf Muffins

1/3 c. breadcrumbs (I used Italian style)
1/3 c. milk
1 egg
2 cloves of garlic minced
2 Tbs. dried onion (use fresh if you prefer)
2 Tbs. dried parsley
2 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
fresh ground pepper and sea salt to taste
grated parmesan cheese (I used about 1/3 cup)
1# ground beef (preferably grass fed and no hormones)

Preheat oven to 425.  Mix all ingredients except the beef in a mixing bowl. Add beef and and mix until combined. Divide mixture evenly among the cups of a muffin tin.  Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.  (An alternative would be to shove a ball of fresh mozarella in the middle of each "muffin" before baking.)

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes cut into fries
Olive oil and vegetable oil (non-GMO)

Toss the fries in enough of the oils to coat.  Sprinkle the seasonings to taste and toss.  Lay on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes at 425, turning halfway through.

1 comment:

  1. I have made the meatloaf muffins for Nate, and they are a favorite of his, too! :o) I always make more than what we need, so that we are able to break them in half and use them as "meatballs" with spaghetti as a leftovers meal. :o)