Thursday, May 14, 2009
In an effort to get out of the rut I feel like I'm in, I'm trying new recipes. Last night I made mini-meat loaves and, I must say, they were a hit. I modified the recipe to suit our tastes and it turned out really well. Superman was so excited, you would have thought I'd thrown a steak on his plate (that is enthusiasm, let me tell you). The kids liked them and I liked them, so this is definitely a keeper.
1 pound ground meat (I used ground turkey, the recipe called for ground beef)
1 package Stove Top Stuffing mix
1 egg (the recipe suggested adding 3/4 cup of spaghetti sauce...I added egg instead)
1 cup of water
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (the original recipe called for 1 tsp)
1 teaspoon garlic powder (the original recipe didn't call for this)
1 teaspoon salt (the original recipe didn't call for this)
1 cup Cheddar cheese - grated
Preheat oven to 375.
Prepare muffin tins: I've used the type that only makes 6 muffins (you know, the super big ones) and a standard-sized one. You can grease the tin or use tin liners (I used liners for easy clean-up).
In a large bowl, mix together ground meat, stuffing mix, egg, water, Italian seasoning, garlic, and salt. Using a scooper, scoop the mixture into the muffin tins. (I used an ice cream scoop.) Bake for 25 minutes, pull out, top with grated cheese, and bake for five more minutes. Serve hot.
This is definitely a kid-friendly meal...with the added bonus of appealing to my meat and potato loving man. What else can I ask for?
P.S. I also made another loaf of Cinnamon Swirl Bread...it was just so good, we needed another one.