Monday, August 13, 2012

Mini Meatloaf Madness

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It's how I roll. I'm here to confuse the crap out of you again! Recipe on a quilting blog? MADNESS! So in keeping with that theme, here we go.
We love us some meat around here. Esp hubs. He'd eat meat all day everyday if I let him. But I don't. Once in a while though I try to cater to his taste buds. Tonight was one of those nights. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that the weather wasn't scorching the skin off my body and I felt I could actually use the oven without serious repercussions...whatever it was...this is what we had for supper and there aren't many leftovers let me tell ya...

Mini Meatloaf Madness

You will need:
1lb hamburger
1 can diced tomatoes
1 egg
1 sleeve (more or less depending on taste) saltines
1-2 tbsp dried onion
1 tbsp garlic powder
Seasoning salt
3/4 cup ketchup
4 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp dried mustard
1 tsp nutmeg


Combine meat, egg, crushed crackers, diced tomatoes and seasoning in a large bowl. You can either be proper and use a spoon to mix it, or go old school and just use your hands. Mix it together until well blended.

NOW WASH THOSE HANDS!


Grab your muffin tin from the back of the cupboard and wash it out. Grab your ice cream scoop from your mouth where it's been since you raided the freezer for the chocolate ice cream hidden under the mixed veggies, and wash it out too. Then proceed to scoop the meat into the muffin tins.
Fill them pretty full, we don't have to worry here about them overflowing during baking.


Place muffin tin on cookie sheet so that if the grease drips out the cookie sheet will catch it. Place in oven and bake at 350 for about half an hour, or until they're browned and done.

While the meatloafs are baking you can prepare the topping.





Combine brown sugar, ketchup, nutmeg and dried mustard in bowl.



Stir to combine, pressing out any lumps in your brown sugar with a fork



When meatloafs are done spoon a little of the topping over each one. Place back in oven under broiler for about 3-5 minutes. Watch carefully as we don't want them burned. Just long enough to cook the topping on top the meatloaf.







Remove from oven, and serve with mashed potatoes and a veggie.


 Holy Yum Batman!
 

8 comments:

Jess from Coxs Corner said...

These look yummy! Thanks for sharing! :)

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

Pinned! Great idea to make them in a muffin tin! Looks seriously delicious... might have to make these tomorrow night. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

thecookssister said...

Love your mini meatloaves! Perfect for making individual portions! Looks tasty too!

Stopping by from Made By You Monday (#323 Beef Burgers with Bacon and Red Onion)

Amber @ The Cook's Sister

Erin said...

Using the muffin pan is so smart! I've made little loaves before, and it can be such a pain. This would make it so much easier!

Jill said...

Another tasty sounding recipe Amber!! Thanks for sharing!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Love Of Quilts said...

Never thought of putting in a muffin pan.Yummy!

Rose said...

These look so yummy! I love the idea of the individual portions in muffin tins.

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

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