I love meatloaf for so many reasons. When created with love, it's delicious, warming, and highly nurturing.
As you may know, I have a love for cupcakes — this includes savory versions! In an effort to make meatloaf fun for my friends, family, and kids, I came up with the following variation.
I love that each cupcake is bite-sized and captures the perfect mix of flavors into a single bite. Also, my kids adore them and find them way more fun to enjoy than traditional meatloaf.
You can't go wrong with this yummy recipe!
- 2 organic eggs
- 1 ½ lb of organic 80% lean ground beef
- 1 cup of organic bread crumbs (Italian style)
- 1 cup of finely chopped organic onions
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried organic oregano
- 1 tablespoon of ground organic mustard seed
- 1 teaspoon of organic Worcestershire
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of pink Himalayan sea salt
- 1 cup ketchup (divided ½ and ½ )
- 1 teaspoon organic olive oil
- 2 Large potatoes (4 cups peeled and cubed)
- 1/4 cup of organic whole milk
- 1/4 cup of organic low-fat sour cream
- 2 tablespoons of organic butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high. Add chopped onions, minced garlic, and dried oregano. Sauté for 2-3 minutes and then turn off heat.
- Combine sautéed onions, garlic, oregano in a large bowl with the ground beef, bread crumbs, mustard seed, Worcestershire sauce, 2 eggs, salt, pepper, ½ cup of ketchup. Mix everything together with hands.
- Spoon the meat mixture into 12 muffin cups in the cupcake tins coated with cooking spray. Top each cup with 2 teaspoons of ketchup (the other ½ of the ketchup). Bake at 350 for 22-25 minutes or until the thermometer reads at 160.
MASHED POTATO PREPARATION
- Place the peeled and cubed potatoes in a medium to a large saucepan. Cover all of the potatoes in water, make sure they are completely submerged. Bring to boil, cover, and then reduce heat and simmer for 10-13 minutes or until tender. Drain and then put back into the saucepan. Add milk, sour cream, butter, salt, and pepper. Move the mix into a large bowl and then use a mixer to whip the mashed potatoes.
- Put the mashed potatoes into a zip-lock plastic bag and cut one bottom side of the bag with scissors to create a small hole to pipe out the mashed potatoes.
- Take the meatloaf out of the cupcake tins and place them onto a plate, then pipe the mashed potatoes onto the meatloaf (one at a time).