I have always made meatloaf without a recipe (like my chicken salad), but tonight I measured it out and tried a new idea I had heard of, and baked individual servings in a muffin tin. Right now, I am eating predominately high protein foods, fresh vegetables, and whole grains. This meatloaf has all of that.
Muffin Tin Meatloaf
1 small onion, chopped
1 red or green bell pepper, chopped
1 tbsp butter
1 lb ground round
1 cup old-fashioned oats, uncooked
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup wheat germ (Kretschmer Honey Crunch)
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp ground sage
salt and pepper to taste
Saute onion and bell pepper in butter until melted. Mix all ingredents with hands until well-blended. Shape into 12 balls and press into a greased muffin tin. Spread each with desired amount of ketchup. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Remove from muffin tin and sit on layered paper towels to drain.
I used red bell pepper because I like its unique flavor:
Press into the muffin tin like this:
To go with this meal, I prepared these easy and wonderful green beans. I get them at Publix. All you do is puncture the bag and microwave them for 4-5 minutes. Add butter and salt to taste.
My handsome husband kept me company while I cooked.
I also served Lundberg Wild Rice, which is tasty as well as nutritious.
The boys that live at my house really liked this.