Want something quick and easy for dinner? Something crazy good? Here’s a delicious dinner or tasty snack the whole family will love- Meatloaf Muffins.
The best part? They’re ready from pantry to table in less than 45 minutes.
The recipe’s secret is boxed stuffing mix to ensure each mini-meatloaf is moist and perfectly seasoned.
Serves: 4-6 Yield: 12 mini loaves Time: 45 minutes
What You’ll Need:
- 1 cup water
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup ketchup – divided (or a mix of ketchup, BBQ sauce or chili sauce)
- 1(6 oz) box stuffing mix – any flavor, store brand or Stove-Top
- 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
- 6 oz block of cheese – 1 inch cubes – mozzarella, cheddar, jack, Swiss, anything goes.
- 12 foil baking cups
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl thoroughly combine the water, eggs and ½ cup ketchup and stuffing seasoning packet if your stuffing has a separate packet.
To your wet ingredients, add the dry stuffing and mix well. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes until the stuffing is completely moistened.
While waiting, spray non-stick cooking spray or line muffin tin with foil liners. Add the ground beef to the moistened stuffing mix and blend together until completely combined. Really get your hands in there and go to town.
Place about ½ cup meat mixture in each muffin well. Place a 1 inch cube of cheese in the center of each muffin for some melty, gooey goodness!
Finish by brushing the tops with the remaining ½ cup ketchup.
Place the muffin tin on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes. Test the temperature to ensure the meatloaves reach 155°F. Let them sit for 5 minutes before serving
You can make a double batch and store the cooked meatloaves in the freezer. I keep mine in a big zip top bag. They reheat quickly in the microwave for a speedy meal in minutes or a great grab-and-go lunch or after school snack. Frugal and fabulous!