Meatloaf Muffins

meatloaf mufffins

What sounds better than some warm comfort food on a chilly day? (Winter lingers on for a little longer.) Pinterest does it again – I was looking for a good meatloaf recipe and found multiple delicious recipes to choose from. I think this one is so perfectly simple that will hit the spot. The best part is you can serve up these babies in individual portions using your muffin pan! (Makes for easy saving of leftovers too.)

Ingredients

Meatloaf
– 1 teaspoon olive oil
– 1 cup finely chopped onion
– 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
– 1 teaspoon dried oregano
– 2 garlic cloves, minced
– 1 cup ketchup, divided
– 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, extra lean (raw)
– 1 cup bread crumbs
– 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
– 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
– 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
– 2 large eggs
– Cooking spray

Mashed Potatoes
– 4 cups cubed peeled Yukon gold potato (about 2 pounds)
– 1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
– 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
– 3 tablespoons butter
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Garnish
– 3 tablespoons chopped chives
– 4 pieces of bacon cooked and them chopped

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, chopped carrot, dried oregano, and minced garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Cool.

Combine onion mixture, 1/2 cup ketchup, and the remaining ingredients except cooking spray in a large bowl.

Spoon the meat mixture into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Top each with 2 teaspoons ketchup. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes.

While the meatloaf is cooking, make the mashed potatoes. Place potato in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain. Put potatoes into a ricer for best results. Return potato to pan. Add milk and remaining ingredients; stir with a spoon to desired consistency. If they are not creamy enough for you, add up to 1/4 cup more milk – although they need to be stiff enough to pipe on top.

Put the potatoes into a pastry bag with a wide star tip and pipe the mashed potatoes on top of the meatloaf. Sprinkle with bacon crumbles and chopped chives.

My meatloaf muffins may not turn out so pretty, but the craving for homecooking will certainly be satisfied! Dig in and get messy by creating your own belly-warming meal tonight.

  • Carroll

    Those are adorable! Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks! :)