Dinner Meatloaf "Muffins"

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  1. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

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    Thought someone might like these. I got the recipe from my Cooking Light magazine. Very easy and the kids like the "mini" servings.

    Dinner Meat Loaf "Muffins"

    Sit down to a meat loaf in a half hour with this recipe. Serve with steamed green beans and roasted potato wedges for an at-home version of a blue-plate special.

    1 teaspoon olive oil
    1 cup finely chopped onion
    1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 cup ketchup, divided
    1 1/2 pounds ground beef, extra lean (raw)
    1 cup finely crushed fat-free saltine crackers (about 20)
    2 tablespoons prepared mustard
    1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    2 large eggs
    Cooking spray

    Preheat oven to 350°.
    Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, chopped carrot, dried oregano, and minced garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Cool.

    Combine onion mixture, 1/2 cup ketchup, and the remaining ingredients except cooking spray in a large bowl.

    Spoon the meat mixture into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Top each with 2 teaspoons ketchup. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes--This is an imporant step!!!

    Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2 "muffins")

    CALORIES 276(28% from fat); FAT 8.6g (sat 3g,mono 4g,poly 0.8g); PROTEIN 28.7g; CHOLESTEROL 131mg; CALCIUM 48mg; SODIUM 759mg; FIBER 1.8g; IRON 3.9mg; CARBOHYDRATE 21.7g
    Cooking Light, MARCH 2006
     
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  3. PoohBearLovinMama

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    This sounds really good, I'm going to have to try it out. Thanks!
     
  4. Mi3stooges

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    So funny about the Muffin idea, I just did that last night!! I can't call it meat loaf in my house, just a BIG meat ball. So now I just put in the muffin pan and they gobbled it up. On april fools day I put the meat "loaf" in the silver cupcake liners and tinted my instant mashed potatoes pink and topped the meat loaf to look like a cup cake....another winner!!!
    :)
     
  5. mom2riceboys

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    I'm going to make these tonight for dinner. My 5-year-old won't touch meatloaf, but loves muffins. Hopefully, in the muffin shape, he'll try them!
     
  6. Sandy22

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    That's a great idea! :thumbsup2
     
  7. pfishgirl

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    Funny thread because my friend just told me about this idea too...
    too bad i made meatloaf the old fashion way when my F-I-L was here from CO for the week.. M-I-L never makes it for him since she doesn't eat it..
     
  8. kaylajr

    kaylajr <font color=red>Ultimate WPASADI Co-Winner<br><fon Moderator

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    My kids Love meatloaf like this

    so does DH

    it is the only way we make it anymore :)
     
  9. snowwite

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    Rachel Ray had a similar meatloaf recipe on the show but with smashed potatoes that are so easy:
    Cut up red bliss potatoes (or small white or yukon),boil till cooked
    drain and mash together with a tub of veggie cream cheese or chive cream cheese. Add a little milk until desired consistency.Salt and pepper to taste... :stir:
     
  10. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

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    Actually, ANY meatloaf recipe that you all use would do great in the muffin tins.
     
  11. dizney-cruiser

    dizney-cruiser DiZney CraZy ºoº<br><font color=blue>we dont want

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    i love this idea!! especially love the extra colored mashies on top!! too funny!
     

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