Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mystery Meatloaf

 What's it made of? It's a mystery! No, really! You can use this recipe with any kind of ground meat you have in your fridge or whatever is on sale at the grocery store. You can even combine different kinds of ground meats to pump up the flavor a notch. The smaller size makes portion control easy and it speeds up the cooking time by a ton.

This meatloaf is very versatile too. You can double the recipe and feed a crowd or freeze some of it to use for later quick dinners. And they make great lunches you can take to work with just a few minutes in the microwave. If you're really in a rush, because of their size and shape you can forget the plate and just stick one on a fork to eat it like a meatastic lollipop.

Mystery Meatloaf

2-4 Servings | Total Time: 40 min | Journeyman

  • 1-1.5 lbs of ground Turkey, Beef, or Pork
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Oats
  • 2 Tbl Dried Parsley
  • 6 Tbl Ketchup, divided
  • 6 Tbl Barbeque Sauce, divided
  • 1 Tbl Worcestershire Sauce, divided
  • 3 Tbl Half & Half Cream
  • 1 Tbl Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
Craft: Preheat oven to 375°. Spray 6 muffin cups with cooking spray. In a medium bowl combine ground meat, egg, oats, parsley, 3 Tbl ketchup, 3 Tbl BBQ Sauce, 1/2 Tbl Worcestershire Sauce, Half & Half Cream, onion powder, garlic salt, and pepper. Make sure it is well mixed but don't overwork the meat. Form the mixture into 6 balls and place them inside the muffin cups. In a small bowl, mix 3 Tbl ketchup, 3 Tbl BBQ sauce and 1/2 Tbl Worcestershire sauce. Spread a spoonful of the ketchup mixture on top of each meatloaf. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Strategies: To save money on this recipe, buy meat that's packaged in tubes inside of the clear plastic containers that display the meat oh-so-prettily. The quality of the meat is generally the same but it's usually a couple bucks cheaper!

LFM: Any green veggie and mashed or baked potatoes. Follow up with a chocolate chip cookie!

  • Ground Turkey $1.25
  • Egg $1.00
  • Oats $1.00
  • Worcestershire Sauce $1.50
  • Half & Half Cream $1.00
Total Cost: $5.75
Cost Per Serving: $2.88

Category: Casual, Troll Fuel, LFG

*This meal contains staple items such as spices that you may or may not have in your pantry so your cost may vary.

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