Sunday, November 9, 2008

Terra's Mini - Meatloaves

To be honest, my husband is not a big fan of meatloaf. The concept of a loaf of meat bothers him somehow :) So I thought I would try these different mini-meatloaves to see if he liked them better. Meatloaf is a quick and easy meal, as well as a great freeze-ahead meal, so I am trying to find a recipe that my husband will approve of :) He still didn't like these so much, but Karis sure did, so I am going to keep them as an option.


1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. (6 oz) Stove Top Stuffing
1 cup water

Then you have 4 options:

1. The Italian Option - Seasoning - 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning; Add-In - 3/4 cup Spaghetti Sauce; Cheese - 3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella

2. The Fiesta Option - Seasoning - 2 tsp. Chili Powder; Add-In - 3/4 cup salsa; Cheese - 3/4 cup Shredded Mexican

3. The Mediterranean Option - Seasoning - 1 tsp. dried Oregano leaves; Add-In - 3/4 cup roasted red peppers; Cheese - 3/4 cup feta cheese

4. The BBQ Option - Seasoning - 1 tsp. Garlic powder; Add-In - 3/4 cup BBQ sauce; Cheese - 3/4 cup shredded cheddar

Pick which option you’d like then -

Preheat oven to 375. Mix meat, stuffing mix, water and the Seasoning until well blended. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray. Press meat mixture into muffin cups (not the paper kind, but you know, the metal muffin pan, lol) & make an indentation in center of each with back of spoon.

Spoon in Add-Ins into indentations

Bake 30 minutes (or until meatloaves are cooked through)

Top evenly with cheese; bake another 5 minutes (or until cheese is melted)

Let stand 10 minutes before serving

**Jazz it up a little - add 2 tbsp. of A-1 sauce to meat mixture.**