Meatloaf Muffins

I’m migrating some recipes over to this site from the cooking site I started way back when, so you can look forward to some yummy foods popping up over here!

I love this recipe because it is EASY and versatile. I also like the idea of meatloaf muffins because I am a big fan of the crunchy outside of meatloaf and with these muffins, you get lots of crunch!

My favorite is the Mexcian variety with no cheese of course – it’s kind of like taco meatloaf and I LOVE my tacos! The Hubby would prefer the Italian version with LOTS of mozzarella and dipped in marinara. The boys also like the Italian version, which we nicknamed “pizza meatloaf muffins!”

I made a batch of Mexican and a batch of Italian last night for dinner and stuck the leftovers in the freezer to have on hand for a quick lunch!

Any other variation ideas? Let me know!

Meatloaf Muffins

Ingredients
For all varitations you’ll need the following…
1 lb. extra-lean ground beef
1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix
1 cup water

Then you can mix & match your recipe from these options…

Italian
Seasoning – 1 tsp Italian seasoning
Add-in – spaghetti sauce (I used pizza sauce)
Cheese possibilities – shredded mozzarella

Mexican
Seasoning – 2 tsp chili powder
Add-in – salsa or taco sauce
Cheese possibilities – Mexican style

Mediterranean
Seasoning – 1 tsp dried oregano
Add-in – chopped roasted red peppers
Cheese possibilities – crumbled feta

American
Seasoning – 1 tsp garlic powder
Add-in – barbecue sauce
Cheese possibilities – shredded cheddar

Directions
Heat oven to 375°F. Mix meat, stuffing mix, water and seasoning until well blended. Press into 12 muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray.

Make indentation in center of each with back of spoon; fill evenly with 3/4 cup add-ins.

Bake 30 min. or until meatloaves are done (160°F). Top with 3/4 cup cheese evenly spread between muffins; bake 5 min. or until melted. Let stand 10 min.

{Recipe originally from Kraft Foods}

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Comments

  1. How easy & fun. My 1 & 3 year olds will find this easy to handle. I have 2to pounds of ground turkey in the fridge that i now have a plan for! Thanks!

  2. I’ve been wanting to try something like this!!!

    • It is SO easy! I think I need to make a couple batches to keep in the freezer all the time! Hope you and your family like them!

  3. These look so yummy!! Perfect to cook with my girls 🙂 Thanks!!

  4. My boys love these! When ever we have regular meatloaf they complain about the meal but then when I make them like muffins they can’t eat enough of them. This reminds me that we haven’t had them in awhile. This just might be a meal in the near future.

  5. I make my meat loaf into muffins, too. More crispy edges which I like. Also easy to freeze and get out for lunches or a “meal for one”. Good job, Erin.

  6. Okay…they turned out great. I did 12 american, 6 mexican & 6 Mediterranean. The girls loved them & the hubby was impressed that the house smelled like a “real” dinner. 🙂

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