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Meatloaf Muffins

Meatloaf Muffins are individual portions of savory ground beef meatloaf cooked in a muffin tin. This is an easy and quick way to have meatloaf for dinner!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword best meatloaf, easy meatloaf, ground beef meatloaf, meatloaf with ketchup, muffin tin meatloaf
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 cup
Calories 300kcal

Equipment

  • 12 count muffin tin

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small to medium yellow or white onion diced
  • 3 plump garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 lbs. ground beef 93/7 is the best ratio for this recipe
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup ketchup

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400° and spray a 12 count muffin tin with baking/olive oil spray.
  • In a skillet over medium heat saute the 1 diced onions and 3 chopped garlic cloves until softened, about 5-8 minutes.
    Remove from the heat and stir in the 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp tomato paste, and 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary.
  • In a large bowl add the 2 lbs. ground beef, 1 cup panko bread crumbs, 1/3 cup milk, 2 lightly beaten eggs, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp onion powder, and the sauteed onion mixture.
    With clean hands lightly mix the ingredients together. Only mix just until it comes together, over mixing will create tough meatloaf!
  • With a 1/3 cup measuring cup portion out the meatloaf mixture into the prepared 12 cup muffin tin.
  • Top each individual meatloafs with 1 tbsp ketchup.
  • Place the muffin tin on top of a baking sheet to catch any spill-overs in the oven!
  • Bake at 400 for 25 minutes until the center of the meatloaf reaches 160°.
  • Let rest for a few minutes and then serve!

Notes

Storing and Reheating: Store leftover meatloaf muffins in the fridge in an airtight container for 4-5 days. 
To reheat place one or two meatloafs on a microwave safe plate and heat for 1-2 minutes. Tip: cut the cups in half to heat through faster. 
 
Baking & Freezing: You can freeze your meatloaf muffins. Simply prepare and bake completely. Let cool. Place in a freezer safe, airtight container and freeze for up to 30 months.
To reheat thaw in the fridge overnight and then place in the microwave for a few minutes, or in a 400 degree oven, covered with foil, for 15-20 minutes until warmed through.
 
 
Calories are estimated.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 300kcal