Tuesday, March 11, 2008

mini meatloaves [aka "meat cupcakes"]

Yeah. I know that sounds disgusting - "meat cupcakes". But that's what my kids call them. And they LOVE them. My husband is a definate meat & potatoes kind of guy. I, however, have some serious issues with the texture of meatloaf. So when I found this recipe, it turned into the perfect compromise - and turned into one of my kids' favorite meals.

This recipe is from Kraft Foods. Here's the link to their recipe. It's a mix & match, so you can do various flavors. The barbecue one is our favorite.

1 lb. extra lean ground beef
1 pkg. (6 oz.) stuffing mix
1 cup water
1 tsp. garlic powder
3/4 c. barbecue sauce
3/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375*. Mix meat, stuffing mix, water and garlic powder until well blended. Press evenly into 12 medium muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray. Make an indentation in center of each with back of spoon. Spoon barbecue sauce evenly into indentations. Bake 30 minutes or until meatloaves are cooked through. Top evenly with cheese; continue baking 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. [Each "meatloaf" is 150 calories. A serving is 2 "meatloaves".]


Rachel said...

My husband has serious issues with the texture of meatloaf as well. Is it the stuffing mix that helps?

Andrea said...
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Andrea said...

I think the stuffing mix helps. But I think the biggest reason is the size. Because they are small, individual sizes you don't get any of that texture that is in the middle of a piece of normal meatloaf. Does that make sense? Oh, and plus there is no egg in it.

Curt & Cassie Ford said...

I made these last night for my family. I loved them and so did everyone else. We have been eating them all day today as left overs. Thanks so much for this great idea.

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Janette said...

Teresa, I sent you an invite. Let me know if you don't receive it!

Thanks so much!