I've been seeing these individual meatloaf recipes on Pinterest. I've been wanting to try them and Jake, the eldest has been asking for meatloaf recently AND because we just got back from Italy (in the wee hours of Sunday morning -- can you say jet-lag anyone?) I decided to make a typical American meal to celebrate being home. Also, after eating authentic Italian food, I realized my Americana-Italian cooking is not so bellesimo. I also think it's a great way to pre-portion some food to help with portion control. Not that anyone out there needs that...it's just good for me.
After a huge trip to the grocery store, a couple hundred loads of laundry and catching up on some of my shows (love my DVR) I made some mini meatloaves. I used my own meatloaf recipe though. It's a super easy recipe, made easier with these muffin tin meatloaves so I thought I'd share.
(made in muffin tins)
1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 zucchini peeled and grated
1 carrot peeled and grated
2-3 tbs roasted red peppers minced
1 small sweet yellow onion minced
2-3 tbs chili sauce
1/8 cup of Italian bread crumbs
After mixing, place in Pam-sprayed muffin tins. This recipe will make 12. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. I don't like any part of my meat to moo so I baked them for 25.
Guess which one is my plate
Here is the breakdown of calories and nutrients per each individual loaf. Not a bad way to get a punch of protein.