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!
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Diner Meat Loaf Muffins Recipe:
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion1/2 cup finely-chopped carrot
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 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
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.
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.