Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Meatloaf cakes

This is just kind of a new spin on meatloaf. It seems like when some hear the word 'meatloaf' they immediately turn their nose up and gag a little. Well.... I am here to tell you these little delights will change your mind about that! They are 'cute' and delicious and a perfect size for kids. You can make them and freeze the leftovers and with a quick blast in the microwave have a delicious, nutritious and fast meal for your family. You know I love cupcakes, so this is my take on the meatloaf cupcake...

2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, or 1 Tbsp dry parsley
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sage
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
Combine eggs and milk, stir in bread crumbs, onion, parsley, salt and sage (I like to also add about 1/4 tsp pepper). Add hamburger and mix until all is combined. Get your muffin tins and spray them generously with Pam. Using a large spoon or I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup, divide the hamburger mixture into each of the 12 tins.

1/2 cup catsup
4 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp dry mustard
Mix these ingredients together and then spoon this sauce onto each of the hamburger muffins.
Bake at 350 for about 40  minutes. Start checking them at 30 minutes, I don't like mine to be overcooked.

Now is the pretty part. Add the 'icing'
Clean, and boil 10-12 red potatoes
When the potatoes are cooked, drain the water and add:
1 cube butter
3/4 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
Mash all together. Then place a dollop (I like that word) of mashed potatoes on each meatloaf muffin and tada.... meatloaf cupcakes... (You have to admit they are cute)

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