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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I LOVE Meat Loaf Miniatures

A lot of my favorite recipes have been passed down from family members. I learned this recipe when I lived with my aunt, years ago. She found the recipe in one of her "Taste of Home" magazines. Ever since then, I've made it multiple times and it is safe to say it is my favorite meat loaf recipe. Enjoy!

Meat Loaf Miniatures
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. Yield: 18 Servings

1 cup ketchup
3 to 4 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground mustard
2 eggs, lightly beaten
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
3 cups Crispix cereal, crushed
3 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 to 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean) *I substitute turkey meat*

In a large bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Remove 1/2 cup for topping; set aside. *I double the topping because I don't feel like 1/2 cup is enough.* Add the eggs, Worcestershire sauce, cereal and seasonings to remaining ketchup mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes. Crumble beef over cereal mixture and mix well.

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

Serve desired number of meat loaves. Cool remaining loaves; freeze. Transfer to freezer bags; seal and freeze for up to 3 months.

To use frozen meat loaves: Completely thaw in the refrigerator. Place loaves in a greased baking dish. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through, or cover and microwave on high for 1 minute or until heated through. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

LOVE, sje

1 comment:

  1. I also love making little individual turkey meatloaves, which reminds me... I haven't made them in a while!


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