Sunday, November 04, 2012

Individual Meatloaves Recipe (made in muffin tins)

I've been seeing these individual meatloaf recipes on Pinterest. I've been wanting to try them and Jake, the eldest has been asking for meatloaf recently AND because we just got back from Italy (in the wee hours of this morning -- can you say jet-lag anyone?) I decided to make a typical American meal to celebrate being home.  Also, after eating authentic Italian food, I realized my Americana-Italian cooking is not so bellesimo.

After a huge trip to the grocery store, a couple hundred loads of laundry and catching up on some of my shows (love my DVR) I made some mini meatloaves.  I used my own meatloaf recipe though.  It's a super easy recipe, made easier with these muffin tin meatloaves so I thought I'd share.

Individual Meatloaves
(made in muffin tins)

Mix together:

1 lb lean ground beef
1 egg
1/2 zucchini peeled and grated
1 carrot peeled and grated
2-3 tbs roasted red peppers minced
1 small sweet yellow onion minced
2-3 tbs chili sauce
1/8 cup of Italian bread crumbs

After mixing, place in Pam-sprayed muffin tins. This recipe will make 12. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.  I don't like any part of my meat to moo so I baked them for 25.

There are all these blogs where people write about their menu plans, and because I'm a geek that way, I thought how fun and decided to try it too...I find it really helpful to see what other people are eating, not to mention I have a certain addiction fascination for food.  So Gonna give you my meal plan for the week as well as link it up to this blog.

Mini Meatloaves, green beans
Honey Garlic Pork Chops, brussels sprouts recipe found on Pinterest and can be found here. Haven't tried it yet but it looks good.
Coconut Curry Soup with Noodles, cucumber-tomato salad. I am on the hunt for a yummy curry soup. This one doesn't have chicken so I'll add some grilled chicken and if it's the the "one" I'll be so happy. It's another recipe from Pinterest and you can find it on this link
Jalapeno Chicken and Rice Casserole, artichokes, also found on Pinterest and also a recipe I haven't tried before.  I really like trying new recipes.  This one looked great because no canned cream of whatever soups. You can find it on blog I'm going to grill enough chicken for this recipe as well as the soup.

The eldest and I are leaving for a baseball tournament next weekend (for the eldest, I don't play) and so I added a couple 'easy' dinners for Jason and the youngest.

Grilled turkey burgers (premade ones), sweet potato fries (frozen) and steamed broccoli.
Green chili.  This is one of Jason's faves.  We went to Nick's to get our roasted chilis only to realize we were too late. Thankfully they had a bunch of roasted chilis frozen.  I learned something new when you freeze chilis, you freeze them with the skin on.  I've been peeling them.  Next year I'll figure it out.
Left overs.

There it is.

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Rock Chef said...

When my wife does meatloaf, she likes to like the tin with bacon...

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for sharing on my Munchin' on Mondays link up! I {heart} meatloaf!