Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mini Meatloaves

This recipe is good when you're concerned about portion control and they take less time to cook than a full loaf.  Making mini loaves, you can also experiment with different toppings and ingredients. 

Ingredients:

butter, for greasing pan
1 pounds ground beef or turkey           
1 cup onions, finely chopped
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 cup green pepper chopped
2 large eggs
2 tablespoon ketchup
2 1/2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt, sea
pepper, black, freshly ground
1 teaspoon thyme, dried
1 cup of shredded cheese (optional)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Butter a 12-cup muffin tin.
In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, onions, green peppers, celery, eggs, garlic, salt, pepper and thyme.
Spoon mixture into prepared pan.  Optional top each loaf with cheese or ketchup.
Bake for 20 minutes or until meatloaves are cooked through.
Remove meatloaves from oven and unmold meatloaves onto baking sheet.

Stay hungry my friend