Monday, January 28, 2013

Meatloaf and Mashed Cups

    Recently I was on a mission to do some "kid food." I was looking for recipes easy for kids to make, cute for kids to eat or projects for the little darlings to keep them busy. This is an idea for meatloaf that eats like a cupcake and was the perfect idea. Kids can help roll the meat into balls and put them in the tins. Mixing the sauce is easy enough for anyone. When they come out of the oven, the trick is to top them with a dollop of mashed potatoes. That part is for the adult. You can use a frosting bag, the corner cut out of a plastic bag, or just plop it on there. They look cute and it's a meal all in one.

Meatloaf and Mashed Cups
1 lb. ground beef
1 egg
1/4 cup onion, diced fine
1 cup shredded cheese
sprinkle of salt and pepper
3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
splash of Worcestershire sauce, about 2 tsp.

Glaze -
2/3 cup ketchup
2 tsp. spicy mustard
2 T. brown sugar

Topping -
2 cups mashed potatoes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, crack egg and mix well. Add meat, onion, cheese, salt, pepper and bread crumbs. Mix really well.

Spray muffin tins with cooking spray. Roll meat mixture into about 2 inch balls and place in tin. Should make 12 mini-meatloaves, adjust as needed to be even. Press flat in each cup.

Mix ketchup, mustard and brown sugar in small bowl. Pour a spoonful over each meatloaf. Bake 25 minutes. Top with dollop of mashed potatoes. (To get fancy, squeeze out of cake tip or end of plastic bag.) Makes 12.

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