Are these meatloaf cupcakes adorable or what?! I was very excited with how they turned out! I have been wanting to make a meatloaf since I haven’t made that in a while and since my kids won’t eat it I thought I would make these cupcakes instead thinking that the presentation would help. What was I thinking? I knew better than that, they still wouldn’t touch them, even though I used a whole different recipe than my usual leaving out the carrots and such that they won’t touch. They did eat mashed potatoes, not the potatoes that touched the cupcakes, but the extra mashed potatoes! Gotta love the stinkers! They came out really good and my husband and I enjoyed them! We had them with peas that I put honey and butter in and with my Rosemary Olive Oil bread that I made today, that will be another post, I am addicted to bread making now! Here is my simple meatloaf recipe that I made tonight which in most homes I think would be pretty kid friendly, lol!
2 lbs of ground beef
1 small onion grated
1 cup of dry Italian bread crumbs
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp Parsley
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp garlic powder
Directions (so easy)
In a large mixing bowl mix together all ingredients until very well blended, using your hands to really mix it well is best. (hint, remove rings first!) When it’s all mixed place loaf mix into a cupcake pan filling each slot equally to the top. This makes 12 meatloaf cupcakes. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and top with the mashed potatoes.
Before starting the meatloaf, peel the potatoes and chop into chunks then place in water in a large pan. Start the potatoes when you start cooking the meatloaf. When the potatoes are soft and boiled enough drain the water the add 3 tbsp butter and milk (amount of milk varies, get the texture you like, light and fluffy is what you want!) When the potatoes are mashed spread them onto each loaf cupcake like frosting then top with a little parsley!