Sometimes I have to admit that Rachael Ray has some good ideas. Take her mini meatloaf muffins. Brilliant. I wanted to make meatloaf for dinner but I also wanted to exercise when I got home. With the meatloaf muffins I can still have dinner on the table in about 30 minutes. I rounded out the meal with mashed potatoes and steamed green beans:
For the meatloaf I mixed a little more than a pound of meatloaf mix (beef, pork and veal) with one beaten egg, some ketchup, diced onion, about a cup of bread crumbs, Worchestershire sauce, salt, pepper and some medium-heat salsa. Once everything was combined the mixture went into muffin tins that I'd greased with oil. I spread some more ketchup on top of each muffin and put them into a 450-degree oven for about 30 minutes until they were browned and crispy.
I cooked the potatoes with a few crushed garlic cloves and then mashed them with Plugra. I love that stuff....so sinfully rich and buttery. Yum! A splash of milk, salt and pepper made them even better. The green beans I just steamed until they were crisp tender. A very comforting meal.