This evening we had what is essentially my meatloaf recipe but divided up and placed in individual cupcake tinfoil wrappers.
We don’t make your standard variety meatloaf here at this house; in fact, I’ve probably never made the same meatloaf recipe twice. It all depends on what is available and what leftovers we have. The long standing joke in our house is that if mom is making meatloaf, you better stay out of the kitchen because if you pass through, chances are you will be thrown into the pot.
Meat loaf, in our house is not as some of my relatives believe just the cooking of a loaf of meat, instead it becomes how many things can I fit into the meat loaf before my kids think it is too much? Leftovers, duplicate cans of vegetables, and whatever is in the fridge are all considered fair game.
But ask any of my kids what their mom’s secret ingredient for meatloaf is and they will always say baby food. Some of my kids have egg sensitivities and lacking a binder for meatloaf I usually just add a large jar of pureed baby food. Although I kind of feel like Jerry Seinfeld’s wife, my intent is not so much to trick my kids into eating vegetables as it is to avoid eggs.
Comments on the dinner:
• This is great.
• Lucky me I found a glob of stuffing
• Next time could you not use onions?
• This was great
• Thanks for dinner mom
Meatloaf of the day recipe
• 1 pound of ground beef (apx 2.10 cost)
• apx 2 cups of stuffing (I used stove top stuffing)
• 1 small minced onion
• 1 large jar of baby food (I used squash but sweet potatoes work well)
Divide the meat into 16 tin foil lined cupcake liners. Cook at 350 degrees until thoroughly cooked (apx 45 – 60 minutes)
At two foil cups each, this fed 8 people.
We ate this meal with Cesar salad and French fries.
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