16 May 2010

Meatloaf Muffins

Making a dozen of these at time means we can toss them in the freezer for future "we don't have time to sit around and eat breakfast" mornings. An accompanying piece of fruit will round it off nicely.

2 lbs. Ground meat
1 C. Ketchup
3 Eggs
1.5 – 2 C. any combination of Onion, Carrot, Celery, Cauliflower, Zucchini, chopped fine in the food processor
2 Garlic cloves, minced
2 t. Worcestershire sauce
2 t. Oregano, dried
1 t. Salt
1 t. Black pepper
1 C. Flour
Favourite cheese, cubed

Preheat an oven to 375° F. Combine above ingredients careful not to over mix. This cannnot be stressed enough: the more you mix, the more the fibres of the meat breakdown which results in dry, tough, boring meatloaf. Scoop mixture evenly into muffin cups. Plop a cheese cube in the centre of each and apply a wee squirt of ketchup to each of the tops. Check them after 30-35 minutes to see if they are done.

Also, checkout Mama Goose's Cupcakes for Dinner. Let's just say, mash potatoes with a bit of food colouring, can make some pretty sweet "icing". I have yet to try this. Next on my list!