Sunday, August 27, 2006

Meatloaf Muffins

This is one of my staples. The kids like the little muffins and it cooks in only 20 minutes versus almost an hour with a regular meatloaf. The bbq sauce instead of ketcup is tasty, and it's loaded with veggies that are easy enough to sneak in (from my husband, not the kids!).

1 2/3 to 1 3/4 pounds ground sirloin
1/2 medium onion, cut into chunks
2 ribs celery from the heart of the stalk, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 green bell pepper
1 large egg plus a splash of milk, beaten
1 cup plain bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grill seasoning (Montreal Steak Seasoning by McCormick)
1 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Put ground beef into a big bowl. Put onion and celery into a food processor. Cut the bell pepper in half, rip out the seeds and throw them into your garbage bowl. Cut the pepper into a few pieces and add to the food processor. Pulse the processor blades to finely chop the vegetables into very small pieces then add them to the meat bowl. Add egg, beaten with milk, bread crumbs and grill seasoning to the bowl. Next, mix together the smoky barbecue sauce and the Worcestershire sauce. Pour half the sauce mixture into the bowl with the meatloaf mix. Mix the meatloaf together with your hands. Spray the muffin tin with nonstick spray. Use an ice cream scoop to help you fill meat into a each tin. Top each meat loaf with a spoonful of extra sauce. Bake about 20 minutes. Cut open 1 muffin to test that the middle is cooked through.


Missy said...

Wow. That sounds great and super easy. What if I don't have a processor though - what would you suggest?

Ton said...

That's okay, sometimes I don't feel like taking out my food processor, so I just cut the veggies into really small pieces.

Jen said...

I love this link. I had no idea this was here! I am going to use this so much. Great Idea!!!