Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Meatloaf Minis

My kids are not easy to please when it comes to meatloaf. Well, I finally found a meatloaf recipe that my whole family can enjoy! It's really good. One thing I like about it is that it's really quick to fix! You will notice that there are 3 options for flavor. We have tried the american style so far...

prep: 10 min.
total time: 45 minutes
makes: 6 servings, 2 meatloaves each.

1 lb. extra lean ground beef
1 pkg. (6 oz.) Stove Top Stuffing Mix
1 cup water
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix meat, stuffing mix, water and add-inn (see options below). Press into 12 muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray.
Make an indentation in center of each meatloaf with spoon; fill with sauce (see options below).
Bake 30 minutes or until cooked through. Top with cheese; continue baking 5 min. or until cheese is melted.

Option: American Style
1 tsp garlic powder stirred into 3/4 cup barbecue sauce

Option: Italian Style
1 tsp. italian seasoning stirred into 3/4 cup spaghetti sauce

Option: Mexican Style
2 tsp. chili powder stirred into 3/4 cup thick 'n chunky salsa

Source: Kraft Food & Family (love this magazine!)