"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." - La Rochefoucauld

Friday, March 25, 2011

Meal Idea: Mini Meat Loaf Cup Cakes

As you know, I steal ideas from my creative, smart friends. This one comes from Amy. I adjusted the recipe a little bit but basically followed the same guidelines. I really love this one because it was a huge hit with the kids. They couldn't believe we were having cup cakes for dinner. Here is the recipe:

Meat Loaf Cup Cakes:

1 lb. of ground beef
diced and sauteed onion and garlic (the acutal recipe calls for peppers)
2 eggs
taco seasoning
Celtic sea salt
cheddar cheese

1. Mix all ingredients except cheese.
2.Put muffin tins in muffin pan and spray with oil. Instead of canola oil, I like to fill up my own pump with olive oil.
3.Top with cheese. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes.

Parmesan & Dill Potato Recipe:

1. Peel and slice potatoes
2. Cover with olive oil
3. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, Celtic sea salt, Dill and finely diced onions.
4. Lay seasoned potatoes on a baking sheet covered with unbleached parchment paper.

Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes. Broil for a few minutes to brown potatoes.


Amy said...

Ooo, I am glad they were a hit- I am making them tonight :) Also, FYI- I saw that you could also make "sweet potato frosting", by cooking a sweet potato, adding a bit of milk and butter and mashing it up. Then, spread on top of the "cupcakes"... personally, I like Danielle's idea of a cheesy topping!!! Your potatoes look awesome- I will make them with my cupcakes tonight!

Kara said...

YUM - I am going to make this tomorrow. I had some meat I just cooked for pasta and I need to do something with the left overs. PERFECT!!