Meat Loaf Minis

My children cheer when I make these for dinner! The meat turns out moist, but not greasy. We love the sauce that goes on top so make sure you save some. These are really yummy served over mashed potatoes. A great way to use up instant mashed potatoes if you have them in your stockpile.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3-4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups Crispix cereal, crushed (can substitute with corn and rice chex)
  • 3 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp season salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 pounds lean ground beef

In a large bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Remove ½ cup for topping; set aside.
Add eggs, Worcestershire sauce, cereal, and seasonings to remaining ketchup mixture; mix well. Let stand 5 minutes. Crumble beef over cereal mixture and mix well.
Press meat mixture into 18 muffin cups (about 1/3 cup each). Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes. Drizzle with reserved ketchup mixture; bake 10 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink.

Tips to avoid touching meat if you think it is gross like I do:
Mix meat and other ingredients in a food processor, kitchen aid or Bosch mixer.
Use an ice cream scoop to scoop meat into tins. Makes a perfect shape too!

Makes about 18 muffin size

 

Easy clean up cooking method: Scoop meat onto a baking sheet lined with tin foil. Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes. Drizzle with reserved ketchup mixture; bake 10 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink.

Make them any size you like.

This makes a great freezer meal. Find out how to make a Mini Meat Loaf Make Ahead Meal.

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Tip: We really like the sauce so sometimes I make a double batch of it. If I do not make a double batch Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce is really good on the meat loafs.

Ingredients: Beef

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