Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mini Meatloaves...

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.

Mini Meatloaves

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 was just so good, we needed another one.


Beth in NC said...

Oh girl, you aren't helping with my new healthy way of eating at all. :o)

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Those sound yummy! I'll have to try them. I think my guys would like them. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Henning said...

yaaay! I LOVE meatloaf and will definitely be trying this :) :) I will email you the nutritional info if you want, once I have made it (i enter all the recipes I make into sparkpeople). I think I might make that bread today also!

Melissa Henning said...

question...when you say "1 packet" for the stove top stuffing mix, do you mean the entire box? It's been a while since I have looked inside one of those things (sorry for the stupid question).

DarcyLee said...

My daughter makes these for her husband. He calls them meatloaf muffins-LOL. Meatloaf is one of my all-time favorites.

Erin said...

Beth, I don't think they're so bad...ground turkey, no butter, one egg, and basically bread crumbs (stuffing mix) can modify the cheese quantity to suit your needs.
Melissa, one packet = one box, sorry! I can hardly wait to see what the SparkPeople comes back with.
DarcyLee, I figured I was the last one on the boat here!
Alicia, mine loved them...

Melissa Henning said...

totally forgot about these and the Spanish rice...have to start making them both again. perfect to bring to work!