Muffin Tin Meatloaf

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My husband actually introduced me to this dinner idea a couple of months ago. I believe he saw a recipe on Facebook. He came home and made it for dinner and it was soooooooo good. Then again everything thing my husband makes is good. It’s a hobby to him. To me,  it’s a means to an end, I’m hungry and need to be fed. The big difference between our cooking styles is that my husband actually follows recipes and I just sort of wing it. So when I made this I did it “my way” (and because of my carefree style you won’t be getting exact measurements and a printable recipe card. I’m not that cool, sorry).

I enjoy meatloaf because there is no one specific way to make it. It allows for some variety which I find helpful if I haven’t been to the grocery store recently and don’t have many options. So to make this easy meal, use whatever your standard meatloaf recipe is that you use. Doesn’t need to be fancy.

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Typically my go to ingredients for meatloaf are: ground beef, onion, garlic, bell pepper, egg, oats or crackers and seasonings and some kind of sauce- usually bbq. For these in the picture I used ground beef, onion, garlic, celery, Worcestershire sauce, grey poupon mustard, onion and garlic salt, pepper, egg and breadcrumbs. Toss all your ingredients into a bowl and mix with your hands.

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Once it’s all mixed I scoop the meat mixture out with a spoon then press into the muffin Tin. I try to make them as even as possible.

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Choose your sauce topping. I went with Sweet Baby Ray’s bbq sauce this night. We also like Bill Johnson’s. You can use anything you like. My mom used to use regular old heinz 57. Personal choice. Top each meat cup.

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Pop into the oven at 350 for 35 minutes or until done to your preference. I like the sauce to be a little candied but not burnt personally.

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Let the pan cool for a few minutes and then plate the meatloaf with whatever side dishes you like. I made a goat cheese salad and steamer bag of peas (my fav) with carrots (hubby’s fav).

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As you can probably tell, I’m a low matience dinner cook. Nothing too fancy, nothing that takes forever. Just tasty, simple,  quick(ish) and filling. Have any favorite simple low matience meals? Share them in the comments.

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