Meatloaf Muffins

Ok, so these look more like meatloaf…spheres.

I make meatloaf all the time- I love it, Joel loves it, Cassidy loves it….we all love meatloaf. But sometimes it’s fun to play around with a classic. What’s more fun than having your own personal little meatloaf sphere muffin? I don’t know how it is at your house, but at my house, everyone wants the end piece of the meatloaf- it’s the piece with the most “crust” on the outside. By making muffins, every single piece is the end piece! Huzzah!

Meatloaf Muffins 2

Meatloaf Muffins

1 pound lean, ground beef
1 egg, beaten
1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
half an onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1/2 package Saltine Crackers, crushed (probably about 10 crackers or so)
ketchup for the tops, if desired

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a muffin pan that holds 12. In a small skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the onion and pepper with a little butter or olive oil until soft; about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, tomatoes, salt, pepper, worcestershire, onion and pepper, and saltine cracker crumbs (I find the best way to do this is with my hands). Place some of the meat mixture in each greased muffin cup and bake for about 35 minutes, until a nice crust forms on the tops. Top with ketchup before serving, if desired. Makes about 12 muffins.

Recipe source: Sing For Your Supper original

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8 Comments »

  1. My husband is going to love these!

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    Comment by Jenna @ thehoneymoonkitchen — July 17, 2013 @ 7:03 AM

  2. I love how portable these are!

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    Comment by Nessa — July 21, 2013 @ 5:21 PM

  3. I have never been a big meatloaf fan, mainly because I hated looking at that huge lump of cooked ground beef. Maybe I’d like it more if it were presented in cute muffin shapes. And, I like the idea of the crushed Saltines. Dry meatloaf is another reason why I always hated eating it.

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    Comment by Suzanne — July 21, 2013 @ 10:13 PM

  4. I made meatloaf muffins (spheres) recently and my kids really liked them! I don’t think they would really ever try meatloaf lol but the mini ones worked. These look great! Especially with ketchup :)

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    Comment by Aggie — July 24, 2013 @ 10:14 PM

  5. I’ve always stuck to the same meatloaf recipe but I liked the idea of the muffins and I’m glad I tried it because my kids found it much more appealing than the loaf and everyone loved the crust part, and of course the kids loved the ketchup. I also preferred the saltines over the bread. Thanks again Amy for making supper a hit here!

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    amy Reply:

    Happy to hear it! Kids always seem to love food in “mini” form!

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    Comment by Heather R — November 28, 2013 @ 6:58 AM

  6. BIG HIT!!! These were so good, I used ground turkey and they were still A M A Z I N G!

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    amy Reply:

    Yay! Happy to hear it!

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    Comment by Imelda — May 30, 2014 @ 3:46 PM

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