Thursday, July 23, 2009

Meat Loaf Miniatures

Meat Loaf Miniatures

1 C ketchup
3 - 4 T. packed brown sugar
1 t. ground mustard
2 eggs, beaten
4 t. Worcestershire sauce
3 C Crispix cereal, crushed
3 t. onion powder
½ - 1 t. seasoned salt
½ t. garlic powder
½ t. pepper
3 lbs. lean ground beef

In a large bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Remove ½ cup for topping; set aside. (**I make extra!!) Add eggs, Worcestershire sauce, cereal and seasonings to remaining ketchup mixture; mix well. Let stand for 5 minutes. Crumble beef over cereal mixture and mix well.

Press meat mixture into 18 muffin cups (about 1/3 C each). Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 min. Drizzle with reserved ketchup mixture; bake 10 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees. Serve desired number of meat loaves. Cool remaining loaves; freeze. Transfer to freezer bags; 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 degrees for 30 minutes or until heated through, or cover and microwave on high for 1 minute or until heated through.

Serving: 1 ½ dozen
Recipe Given By: Quick Cooking J/F ’01, p. 29

Hint: A good amount of the fat from the meat remains behind in the bottom of the muffin pan. These go well with mashed potatoes. Perfect size for kids and leftovers.

1 comment:

Robynn's Ravings said...

Angie, these remind me of the idea of Sliders! I think it's great. You could get one out, throw it on a sandwich, and it would be thawed out my lunch. GREAT lunchbox tip!