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Monday, February 15, 2010

i hate meatloaf

I really do. I hate the food, I hate the word, and I hate the singer (his music, of course; I'm sure he's perfectly delightful in person). I feel like the little brother in A Christmas Story when he's playing with his food before his mom makes him pretend to be a piggy. But Kell loves it, so being the generous and loving wife I am, I attempted to locate a recipe that I would be able to make while keeping my gag reflext in tact.

So I'm being dramatic, but I mean I really don't like it, and I REALLY don't like raw ground beef. Ew. Still, if you by chance are a fan of the traditional dish topped with ketchup and nostalgia, perhaps you'll consider this a delicious dish.

Diner Meatloaf "Muffins" (can't even talk about it)

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup ketchup, divided
1 1/2 pounds ground beef, extra lean (raw)
1 cup finely crushed fat-free saltine crackers (about 20)
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 large eggs
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, chopped carrot, dried oregano, and minced garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Cool.
Combine onion mixture, 1/2 cup ketchup, and the remaining ingredients except cooking spray in a large bowl.

Spoon the meat mixture into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Top each with 2 teaspoons ketchup. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes.

4 comments:

LT (and Max) said...

"nothing should come in a loaf except for bread."-MSKS

i feel the same as you do. i'm not certain that's the same recipe that my friend mandy has, but she makes something similar and they're really really good!!!

mary-kathryn said...

it makes me gag too. you are a nice wife.

LM said...

I really need for you to deal with your meatloaf issues.

Jess said...

Meat should not come in a loaf of any sort! End of story!! If you can also bake banana bread or muffins in the same tin, meat should not enter!

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