Mini and delicious are the first things that you see from meatloaf in muffin tins. It is muffin-size meatloaf that’s ready less than one hour. How do you cook this recipe? Before going step by step, you should know few interesting fact about this meatloaf. The size is small and it tends to be mini because it’s similar to cupcake. You do not need to slice and bother with grease anymore. One common issue about meatloaf is its size that seems too big for one person. As the result, mini portion saves slicing and it can be served easily on plate.
The next thing about this meatloaf is not muffin at all. Cupcakes, cookies, and muffins are sweet-based foods. In fact, it does not look like muffin because it has deep and bold red texture before and after baking. On the other side, muffin and cupcakes can be varied in term of appearance and quite smooth for its texture. Therefore, the recipe is solely called easy mini meatloaf muffins.
Another advantage of meatloaf in muffin tins is less baked time. Muffin tin consists of several areas to put dough. To perfectly fit into its size, the beef has to be subtle and flexible. Small size gives easy access for oven to heat the entire meat until completely baked. Based on people experience, regular meatloaf takes one hour and fifteen to thirty minutes to make sure it’s baked in proper order. That is why dinner requires long preparation until it’s ready to serve. On contrary, you just wait for about thirty to forty minutes for this meatloaf to be ready as similar to regular size.
- 2 lbs. beef or turkey, grounded
- 1-2 egg
- 1 cup bread crumbs or oats
- 1 minced onion
- Milk, 1 cup
- Worcestershire sauce
- Ketchup, ⅓ cup
- Salt and pepper
- Prepare large bowl.
- Mix ground beef, onion, milk, eggs, bread crumbs, pepper, salt, and Worcestershire sauce.
- Spray muffin tin with non-stick spray.
- Preheat oven at 350F.
- Put mixed beef into muffin tin.
- Pour ketchup.
- Bake beef for 30 – 40 minutes.
You can create meatloaf muffins with oatmeal for gluten free recipe. From the ingredient list, oatmeal can replace breadcrumbs mixed with beef, onion, egg, and other. During mixture process, make sure to blend all items equally before adding salt and pepper. You may use garlic, celery, and chili powder for different seasonings. Turkey is alternative besides ground beef. People like to have this one because of less cholesterol and the texture is smoother. Those ingredients above are capable to serve for 6 people at dinner. Well, you may need more beef for cooking meatloaf in muffin tins.
Good thing about small size is that it’s easy to store inside zip bag then put inside freezer. This meatloaf will be sufficed to eat for next 24 hours since the first baked. You can have it in the next morning as leftover from dinner and only take few times to heat again for breakfast. That is why meatloaf in muffin tins becomes popular as alternative from traditional recipe.