All the food that's fit to cook. In a Muffin Pan.
When I tell people I have a site where I cook entrees in muffin pans many of them ask the same question.
Have you made a Meatloaf one? Those look cool.
And until a few days ago I had to answer no. It was awful, because I would immediately have to grab their attention by telling them what I had made before their faces went blank.
All that’s changed now. I’ve done it! I have climbed the meatloaf muffin mountain and I have found that it is glorious.
Fans of eating, love them.
I’ve been working as a cook at a gourmet deli for the past few months. Pirating their kitchen for my own selfish supper muffin desires, and spreading the good word.
Its working, slowly. It’s still a one man revolution, but there’s no denying, Supper Muffin popularity is growing.
The Meatloaf Muffin is a bit ahead of its savory muffin siblings. There are plenty of people making these. I’ve collected the research and developed the simplest fail safe recipe. Customers have started to ask when I’ll be making them again.
For the Meatloaf you’ll need-
1-1.5 lbs ground meat, use a mix of beef, pork, turkey etc.
.5 cup bread crumbs (this is easy, take some dry bread and run it through a food processor)
1 medium Yellow Onion, diced fine
4 cloves of Garlic, diced fine
1 Carrot, diced fine
2-3 Celery stalks, diced fine
salt and pepper
1.5 cups Spicy Ketchup (Don’t have any? mix Siracha Chili Sauce with Ketchup 2:3)
For the Mashed Potatoes you’ll need-
4-6 Potatoes cubed. Use what you like, I like Russets.
Fresh Chives, diced
3 tbsp Butter
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper
Begin by boiling the cubed Potatoes, preheating oven to 350º and greasing your Muffin Pan. Take Ground Meat, Carrot, Onion, Celery, Garlic, Egg, Bread Crumbs, a bit more than half of the Spicy Ketchup and mix. Mix it up! Take a spoon and fill each muffin cup nearly to the brim with your Meatloaf mixture. Brush each Meatloaf with the remaining Spicy Ketchup. Place the pan in the oven and bake for twenty minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 150º. Remove from the oven and add the mashed Potatoes
Boil the Potatoes until they are soft. Drain, and return to the pot. Add Butter, Heavy Cream, Sour Cream, S&P, chopped Chives, and mash. Mash it up! When the Potatoes are smooth, scoop them into a pastry bag.
Take the pastry bag and add the mashed Potatoes to the Meatloaves, still in the pan. Go slowly first, if you have air pockets in the bag the Potatoes will burst instead of flow steadily. With all the muffins toped, place them back in the oven until the Potatoes begin to crisp and brown.