|Meatloaf minis..doused in ketchup|
I found the latest addition to my repertoire of "American classics" while waiting in a doctor's office, perusing a copy of People magazine. In the food section of the magazine is a 'Great Ideas" page, which is basically a cook-it-quick recipe that anyone can make.
This recipe earned a place at our table because while my son adores meatloaf, my daughter won't touch it because the meat is just too dense.
This recipe keeps all parties happy;
- it's a souped up meatloaf (you wouldn't know that it's crammed with healthy veggies!);
- it's much lighter than a standard meat-heavy meatloaf - the recipe uses grated vegetables and rolled oats which seem to break up the density of the meat itself;
- and I like the aesthetics! The meatloaf minis look more like oversized meatballs, which I prefer to having a slab of meatloaf on my plate.
The meatloaf minis I made looked just as gorgeous as the (no doubt digitally enhanced) photo in People magazine, but I promise you they come out of the oven looking most pretty...
Although this recipe uses turkey, I substituted the same quantity of ground beef. Likewise, rather than using shredded broccoli, I substituted already grated carrots (see above).
- 1/2 cup grated onion (I didn't fancy grating an onion - and ruining my nails in the process - so bought a pre-chopped pack of diced celery and diced onion).
- 7tbsp ketchup
- 1 1/4lb lean turkey mince
- 3 cups shredded broccoli coleslaw, chopped
- 1/2 cup fat free liquid egg (I didn't have these in my pantry so used a real egg instead!)
- 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- Heat oven to 350degrees
- Line 9-10 compartments of a muffin tin with baking cups or spray with a non stick spray
- Combine all ingredients except 3tbsp of ketchup in a bowl and mix thoroughly (I actually pre-fried the onion and celery I was adding, in order to ensure that they were nicely softened, but the recipe doesn't call for this...)
- Divide mixture evenly among the cups. Brush each muffin with 1tsp of ketchup
- Bake for 30-35 mins.
Now on to dessert - cheat's Monkey Bread!
This is more an assemblage than real baking.
But that suits me perfectly.
This too from People mag. It was a pretty productive trip to the Dr. that day...
Recipe to follow.