I just had my “Duh!” moment for the day. Who am I kidding? I will probably have several before it is all said and done. The light bulb came on and I knew what I was going to make. Nothing like last minute, right?!
We are going to have super easy, super delicious, Mini Meatloaves.
Back in the day, when I had time to sit down and watch TV, I was watching the Food Network. Doesn’t that channel ALWAYS make you hungry! Anyhow, I was watching 30 Minute Meals. Rachel Ray had taken meatloaf and put it in a muffin tin. I was in awe. It doesn’t take much
What a great idea! That makes a comfort food so convenient! There was one downside. I don’t know if she used ground beef with zero fat, but if you try to make meatloaf in a muffin pan it floats in its own fat. Not so lovely!
So, I tweaked her idea a little. I am all for Mini Meatloaves…just not in a muffin pan.
So, here is my version of the quick easy and oh so yummy Mini Meatloaves.
- 2 lbs Ground Beef (or half ground beef half ground sausage)
- 1 ½ cup Bread Crumbs (Try to make your own..see how here!)
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup ketchup
- ¾-1 cup chopped onion
- ½ cup chopped Bell Pepper (optional)
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- Ketchup to top
This couldn’t be easier!
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl mix all of the above ingredients. You will need to use your hands to make sure it is mixed well!
Shape Meat mixture into small loaves. Place on a Broiler Pan. Drizzle each with Ketchup.
Bake for 30 minutes!
Makes 8 mini meatloaves!
This is so good even my pickiest kid loves them. Although, he does pick out the onions, but what kid doesn’t?!
I served with Mashed Potatoes and a Salad!
I always make extra Meatloaf Mix and put it in freezer bags. It is super easy to defrost, shape, and throw in the oven on a busy night!
This recipe is naturally Dairy Free as long as you buy dairy free bread crumbs or make your own.
You guys should know the drill by now, but just in case…..
A big thanks to Michelle at I Heart Publix! Without her I would be broke! JK! She provides me with all of the wonderful coupon match ups every week!
These prices are for the current week at Publix. Your personal cost could and should be less if you use what you have on hand, and have a great stockpile of items!
If you had to purchase everything today here is what you would need!
2 lbs Ground Chuck ($1.99/lb)
2 Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup, 24-oz bot, BOGO $1.75
-$1/2 All You, September 2009 & All You, August 28, 2009
-$2 off Hunt’s Ketchup AND Hebrew National Beef Franks tearpad
2 Fresh Express Salad Blend or Greens or Mix, Assorted Varieties, 4.5 to 12-oz bag, BOGO $3.99
-$.55/2 Fresh Express Blends or Gourmet Cafe from 0-04-09 SS
-$1/1; $2/2; $.55/1 Tearpads
-$2 off 2 Fresh Express Salad Blends & Marzetti Dressing Tearpad
3 Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, Assorted Varieties, 4 or 4.1-oz pouch, .50¢
1 Bread Crumbs $1.75 (estimate)
Your Total would be $10.42
Divide By 4
$2.60 per person PLUS…
an extra bottle of Ketchup, extra bag of salad, and 2 extra Idahoan Potatoes!
Your money really goes further because 8 mini meatloaves will feed more than 4 people!
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