Monday, January 22, 2007

Muffin Tin Meatloaf

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
1 egg
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.


Karri said...

I threw a dinner party this weekend and made these. Needless to say they were a BIG hit! I tried to find you after church to let you know, but I missed you.

Vickie said...

I'm really glad they turned out well for you! Thanks for letting me know!