Monday, October 4, 2010

Marvelous Mini Meatloaves

The weather has turned a bit cool and I pulled out one of my favorite winter and fall meals.  Hopefully I will find something new to try for next week. 
I got this recipe from the Kraft Food & Family magazine.  The recipe actually has four different versions, you can check it out here.  I chose to make the Fiesta version since I had salsa on hand. 

Marvelous Mini Meatloaves

1 pound extra lean ground beef
1 pkg. (16 oz) stuffing mix
1 c. water
2 tsp. chili powder
3/4 c. salsa
3/4 c. shredded Mexican style cheese

Preheat the oven to 375°.  Mix meat, stuffing mix, water, and the seasoning until well blended.  Press evenly into 12 medium muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray; make an indentation in center of each with back of spoon. 

Spoon add-ins evenly into indentations in meatloaves. 

Bake 30 minutes or until meatloaves are cooked through.  Top evenly with cheese; continue baking 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving. 

I didnt' think to take a picture until I got the first one out of the pan. 

I made mashed potatoes and okra to go along with them.  I put some mozzarella cheese and Tony's in the mashed potatoes.  I used part of the taco seasoning from last weeks pizza in the okra. 
I made blackberry cobbler for dessert. 


  1. We've been making those like gangbusters!!! Thanks to your ever generous gift last year we've been trying many delicious new recipes. Of course, because we don't have a full-sized oven (thank you crazy Japanese!), we have to bake them in two batches. Le sigh. A trade-off for marvelous food, no?

    Love you, Ruth!

  2. Looks divine!!! I'm going to have to try them!

  3. they look so cute!! and a fun way to convince a little girl or guy to eat their meatloaf!!

  4. I'm going to make these!! They would be awesome for a get together with friends.... maybe while watching some SEC football? :)

  5. Those are so cute! What a great, delicious idea!

  6. Mmm! I saw Rachel Ray make something very similar several years ago- she called it something cute like meatlofins or something like that. Blackberry cobbler...yum!

  7. this looks wonderful! i used to get those kraft food and family mags but dont' anymore....will have to look into that! i made something similar with deer meat (which i don't normally like) and all the spices masked the deer flavor. oh the life of having a sweetie who's a hunter! xoxo