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Meat Loaf Miniatures

 Meat Loaf Miniatures
I do not usually like meat loaf, but my family and I can't get enough of these little muffins topped with a sweet ketchup sauce. They are the perfect portion size. This recipe requires no chopping, so it's quick and easy to make a double batch and have extras for another day. They're great to give to new moms, too. —Joyce Wegmann,
18 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups Crispix cereal, crushed
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 pounds ground beef
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Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Remove
  • 1/2 cup for topping; set aside. Add the eggs, Worcestershire sauce,
  • cereal and seasonings to remaining ketchup mixture. Let stand for 5
  • minutes. Crumble beef over cereal mixture and mix well.
  • Press meat mixture into 18 muffin cups (about 1/3 cup each). Bake at
  • 375° for 18-20 minutes. Drizzle with reserved ketchup mixture;
  • bake 10 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a meat
  • thermometer reads 160°.
  • Serve desired number of meat loaves. Cool remaining loaves; freeze.
  • Transfer to freezer bags; seal and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To use frozen meat loaves: Completely thaw in the refrigerator. Place

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Meat Loaf Miniatures (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • loaves in a greased baking dish. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or
  • until heated through, or cover and microwave on high for 1 minute or
  • until heated through. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 165 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 305 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 16 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.