Sunday, March 25, 2012

Meatloaf and Mashed Potato Cupcakes

I had a fantastic day! We visited a new church today, the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. It was beautiful and has some potential for our home church, yeah! Then Emily and I went to see The Hunger Games! I loved the books and the movie was really well done! If you haven't read the books yet, what have you been doing with your life?? I can't wait for the other movies to come out. Now I am watching the season premiere of Mad Men!! oh and I also made Pioneer Woman's Steak Bites and Fried Eggs for dinner.....WOW, SOOO good! I hope you had as good of a day as I did.

This meatloaf recipe is a way to guarantee a great day! My mom gave me this recipe that she has been making for years, but for some reason I had never tried it. I have to say, it is the BEST meatloaf recipe I have ever had. You can make it into a loaf, but I saw this idea for meatloaf "cupcakes" on pinterest and had to try it. It is a great way to get your kids to eat dinner!

Meatloaf and Mashed Potato Cupcakes

Brown Sugar Glaze
1/4 cup chili sauce or ketchup
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1/2 pound ground turkey
1/2 pound ground beef (80/20)
2 tsp oil
1/2 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves
1 egg
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
few drops of Frank's Red Hot
1/4 tsp plain yogurt (I used Greek)
1/3 cup crushed saltine crackers
3 Tbsp chopped parsley
4-5 slices of bacon
Preheat the oven to 350.
Dice an onion and mince garlic
Mix together egg, yogurt, thyme, salt, pepper, mustard, Frank's, and Worcestershire 

Heat oil in a skillet and cook onion until tender.
Add minced garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Set them aside to cool.
Stir together glaze ingredients.
Stir in parsley, crackers and cooled onions.
Add meat and stir together gently, do not over mix.

You can either make it into a loaf or make them in a muffin tin. I used my ice cream scooper and it was the perfect amount in each muffin tin. 

Brush the glaze on top of the meat.
Make sure to use all of the glaze, it is the best part!
Place a layer of bacon on top of each muffin.
Or maybe the bacon is the best part....I can't decide.
Bake for 35 minutes. If you are making a loaf, bake for 1 hour.
Make your favorite mashed potatoes. I made mine with cream, salt, sour cream and butter! So yummy. 
Remove from oven and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes. 

Place potatoes in a gallon bag and pipe out onto "cupcakes" creating the "icing."
Top with green onion "sprinkles."

1 comment:

Jaida said...

How cute are these?!?!