Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mini Meatloaves

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.



Lynae said...

I made these and topped half with spaghetti sauce and the other half with BBQ sauce and will have to always do it that way since the family didn't agree which was best. Thanks for posting and yummy and quick recipe!

Hannah said...

Good thinking, Nae!

Nikki said...

OOOOHH! These look good and the black bottom cupcakes, too! I am all over chocolatey things. Thanks for sharing. I have been so bad about adding to Delicious Dales. Ready to settle into fall/ winter with some baking!!!

Hannah said...

I hear ya on that one, Nikki! Once the cooler weather sets in, I just want to stay inside and bake. Can't wait to see what recipes are added!

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