My kids thoroughly enjoy this recipe! They think it's so fun to get their very own mini sized meatloaf. And even better than that, they love the surprise that's inside of them!! I love how easy these are to make. Thanks to Kraft for the recipe!
Here's what you'll need:
1 lb. ground beef
1 (6 oz.) pkg. Stove Top Stuffing mix
1 C. water
2 T. A-1 sauce (opt.)
1 tsp. garlic powder
favorite BBQ sauce
shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix meat, stuffing mix, water, A-1 sauce (if desired), and garlic powder until well combined. (And as usual, I doubled this recipe in the pictures.)
Press into 12 medium muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray; make an indentation in the center of each with the back of a spoon.
Fill with BBQ sauce.
Bake for 30 minutes or until meatloaves are cooked through. Top with shredded cheese and continue to bake until the cheese is melted.
Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Another fun reason why I like this recipe is because you can totally change up the flavors! Here are some variations you should try as well:
Italian - instead of the garlic powder, substitute it with 1 tsp. Italian seasoning. Instead of the BBQ sauce, fill the meatloaves with spaghetti sauce. And instead of the shredded cheddar cheese, substitute it with Mozzarella.
Fiesta - substitute the garlic for 2 tsp. chili powder, sub the BBQ sauce for salsa, and substitute the cheddar for Mexican style cheese.
Mediterranean - sub the garlic for 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves, the BBQ sauce for chopped, roasted red peppers, and the cheddar for traditional crumbled Feta cheese.