Friday, May 16, 2008

Meat the Loaf

I know, meat loaf? Well, I feel the same way. This winter I experimented with some recipes thanks to my friend Sara Toro who showed me that meatloaf can be gourmet and delicious. I found this fun recipe and have used it a couple of times. These little meat loafs are sweet, cute and delicious. Enjoy!

Meat Loaf Miniatures

1 cup ketchup
3 to 4 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground mustard
2 eggs, beaten
4 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
3 cups corn chex cereal, crushed
3 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 to 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 lbs. lean ground beef

1. In large bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Remove 1/2 cup for topping; set aside. Add eggs, Worcestershire sauce, cereal and seasonings to remaining ketchup mixture; mix well. Let stand for 5 minutes. Crumble beef over cereal mixture and mix well.

2. Press meat mixture into 18 muffin cups (about 1/3 cup each). Back at 375 for 18-20 minutes. Drizzle with reserved ketchup mixture; back 10minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and meat thermometer reads 160.

3. Transfer extra in freezer bags.

1 comment:

ke said...

Molly-- I've fallen in love with meatloaf this year. So much so that it gave me some pause when I decided to cut down on meat. (I gave heart-shaped slices of it away with mashed potatoes for Valentine's day and it was a smash.) Another great idea: meatloaf sandwiches: re-heated meatloaf+yellow mustard+lots of lettuce/spinach on toast=divinity.