Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mini Meatloaf dinner

I think I am going to try this recipe out for dinner on only night this week that I do not work! sigh... If you try it out, let me know what you thought?

Mini Meatloaves in a Muffin Tin

by Marie on February 18, 2009

Don’t you just love these cute Mini Meatloaves? I love cooking things in muffin tins. It makes everything so tiny and cute to eat. Remember these Pop Up Pancakes? Yum! Well, these Mini Meatloaves in a Muffin Tin are perfect for dinner served with little mini carrots and baby asparagus!

This idea came from the magazine Kraft Food & Family. I subscribe to their quarterly magazine and it’s FREE! It has great easy recipes with lots and lots of pictures (every recipe book needs pictures!) They do advertise using almost all Kraft products, but I just use whatever I’ve got at home already.

Mini Meatloaf Recipe:

  • Favorite Meatloaf recipe
  • bbq sauce
  • salt & pepper
  • cheese - cheddar, or something stronger would be yum

Spray your muffin tin with cooking spray. Place in a handful of prepared meatloaf into each muffin tin. Press your thumb into each meatloaf ball, making a space for toppings. Squirt a dollap of bbq sauce into the space and salt and pepper. Bake in a pre-heated 375* oven for 30 minutes or until cooked through (160F). Add your favorite cheese and bake for another 5 or so minutes.

Now serve these on a mini plate on a tiny table in your smallest room with your cutest kids and enjoy!

Thanks, Make and Takes


Janabanana said...

I've made them before. The kids loved them. Kevin doesn't like any kind of meatloaf, so they didn't fly so much with him. They are fun, and if you aren't to OCD, the kids have fun helping to make them. (I think your recipe is pretty much the same as mine).

Sorry you are working so much. Sheesh.


Tamsen said...

I have made a similar recipe before, but in addition to making bbq flavored meatloaves, you can make taco (add a bit of taco seasoning and I also like salsa in with it), italian (add italian spices with parmesan), and "hamburger" (add ketchup and mustard). That way the kids have fun deciding on their own which flavor they'd like to try. Good for picky eaters. I love the versatility.