Diner Meat Loaf Muffins Recipe

Meat Loaf Muffins Recipe are a hearty main dish that is a comfort food at its finest, with a fresh new look!

I love the fact that these muffins are cooked in muffin tins – that way you can freeze the leftovers easily!  Molding meatloaf into muffin tins yields a perfectly portioned main attraction that even children love as they consider them awesome!


Meat Loaf Muffins


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Diner Meat Loaf Muffins Recipe:

Diner Meat Loaf Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 2 muffins

Calories per serving: 139 each

Fat per serving: 4 grams each


1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion1/2 cup finely-chopped carrot
1 teaspoon dried oregano 
garlic cloves, minced 
1 1/2 pounds extra-lean ground beef (hamburger)
1 cup ketchup, divided 
1 cup finely-crushed fat-free saltine crackers (about 20) or fine bread crumbs
2 tablespoons prepared mustard 
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 
1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper 
Salt to taste
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten 
Cooking spray



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Heavily spray 12 muffin cups with non-fat cooking spray.

Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add onion, carrot, oregano, and garlic, and saute 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and let onion mixture cool.

In a large bowl, combine onion mixture, ground beef, 1/2 cup ketchup, crushed crackers or bread crumbs, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt, and eggs.  NOTE: I like to use my hands for mixing meatloaf.

Spoon meat mixture into prepared muffin cups.  Top each with 2 teaspoons ketchup.  

Meatloaf Muffins ready to bake

Bake approximately 25 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.  Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size = 2 muffins).




Source:  This Diner Meat Loaf Muffins Recipe is from Cooking Light Magazine, March 2006.  I slightly adapted the recipe.

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