Meatloaf Muffins

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Posted Friday, June 29th 2012 at 11:24am
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By Kelli Bamforth
 
What can I say? I’m obviously on a cupcake/muffin kick these days, but for good reason – the possibilities are endless, the built-in portion control is convenient, and they’re just so darn cute.
 
I was a little hesitant to try these, since pretty much everyone I know swears by their parent’s meatloaf and shuns other varieties. My dad’s meatloaf growing up was amazing, and now I get to enjoy the occasional meatloaf dinner made by my partner’s mother, who definitely gives my dad’s dish a run for the money.
 
But the thought of such comfort food was enough to make me forge ahead, and I’m so glad I did. These were delicious! I changed slightly the recipe from EmilyBites.com to include the onion soup mix (a staple of my dad’s meatloaf) and milk (as I was afraid the muffins would dry out). What followed were moist, tasty muffins with a savory brown sugar and ketchup glaze on top.
 
The dish was fairly easy to make, save for the yucky feeling of mixing everything together by hand. I served these with Simply Potatoes garlic mashed potatoes (yup, premade – I haven’t yet mastered made-from-scratch mashed potatoes). Next time I’ll add in a side of green beans or roasted cauliflower for a more well-rounded meal, but the meat-and-potatoes combination was definitely comforting on its own.
 
These will definitely make it into my kitchen again. I hope you enjoy!
 
Meatloaf Muffins (makes 12 muffins)
Source: Adapted from Emily Bites
 
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp minced garlic
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp salt
1 cup ketchup, divided
¼ cup brown sugar
1 ½ lbs 96 percent lean ground beef, raw
20 finely crushed saltine crackers
1 packet Lipton onion soup mix
½ cup milk
2 tbsp mustard
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 large eggs
Cooking spray
 
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
 
Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray and spoon meatloaf mixture evenly into the 12 cups. For the topping, mix ½ cup of ketchup and ¼ cup brown sugar and spoon evenly over the 12 muffins.
 
Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool five minutes before removing from muffin tin.

Comments

Aidan Mcwell's picture

Very impressive recipe here. I cant wait to try this one. And i bet that this recipe will be very deliciouso. I remember before that i also have my own recipe and name it a bio-oil which it needs coconut oil and mandelmel which very delicious.

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