My kids hate meatloaf. The picky eater doesn’t really like ground meat, so this is the recipe that the grown people love. A lot. And I missed making it – err, eating it anyway.
In an effort to appeal to the kids, I made the meatloaf into miniature size using a cupcake tin, and l surprisingly like the mini-meatloaves a lot more than regular meatloaf. They are perfect portion control, and I feel like the meal actually looks more appealing myself this way rather than a loaf of greasy meat!
I was inspired by Pinterest of course, where I stumbled upon a couple of cutesy recipes that make meatloaf “cupcakes” where the frosting is actually mashed potatoes. Sorry, but I think that is gross. Like, mixing my mental expectation of a sweet cupcake… with ground meat. Not good. So I didn’t do that. I left it just chicken topped with BBQ sauce and served it with store-bought sweet potato fries– on the side!- and a vegetable.
Here is my meatloaf recipe made into mini-size- though you could just make it tradionally in one pan and serve that way too, though you would cook it at 350* for a full hour or more until done!