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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cheesy Mini Meatloaves


These cute little meatloaves are not only tasty but pretty. When you cut one open and all that gooey cheese comes flowing out you just can't wait to take a bite! This recipe is also a good one for all of those "Oh, I don't care for meatloaf" types. I've had many friends that have told me that. Once they try this, literally, they talk about it even years later! So convert someone today, heck, don't wait make some for your self!

Cheesy Mini Meatloaves



Ingredients:

2 Pounds Lean Ground Beef
1 Egg
2/3 Cups Garlic and Herb Bread Crumbs
1 Small Onion Minced
1 1/2 Teaspoons Lawry's Seasoned Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
3 Splashes Worcestershire Sauce
Hunt's Seasoned Tomato Sauce for Meatloaf
3 Ounces Velveeta
1 Large 6 Muffin Pan

Preheat oven to 350. Spray muffin pan with a non stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl add meat. Form a little well in the middle and break egg into well. Beat egg with fork. Add bread crumbs, onion, seasoned salt, garlic, black pepper, worcestershire and 2 tablespoons of the Hunt's sauce. I like to use my hands for this next step. Make sure you take any jewelry off! Mix just until incorporated. If you mix too much your meatloaf will be dense.

Slice the Velveeta into 3 slices. Cut each of those into 4 squares. Now take 3 of those squares and cut in half. Reserve 6 squares (you'll have a few leftover, save for another dish) and 6 square halves.

Now take meat mixture and separate into 6 balls. Take one ball and flatten somewhat in your hand. Place in muffin pan and press down a bit, making sure you don't put any holes in the meat. Make a well in the middle and add 1 cheese square pressing gently and one half square on top. Cover cheese and make sure you don't have any cracks. You'll have some cheese that seeps out while cooking but you want to make sure you still have enough that will ooze out after cutting.

Continue these steps with remaining meat. Top about 1 1/2 tablespoons of sauce to each meatloaf. I highly recommend the meatloaf sauce. I have never been a big fan of ketchup on meatloaf. This sauce takes your meatloaf to a whole other level!

Place muffin pan on cookie sheet. This helps in case anything leaks. You will have some grease, but its very minimal when using lean ground beef. I do not recommend using regular ground beef as your little meatloaves will be cooking in a lot of grease. Yuck!

Cook for 40-45 minutes. When they're done cheese will be seeping out and the sauce on top is a bit caramelized.

Let cool a few minutes before serving.

"The Sauce"
 


Spray muffin tin with non stick spray
 
 
Make a well in the meat. Crack egg and beat with fork
 


Add remaining ingredients
 

Until just mixed
 
 
Cut velveeta into squares and half squares
 

Form into 6 even sized balls
 

Flatten somewhat


 Add cheese square into well, pressing gently
 

Add cheese square half on top
 
 
Cover cheese
 

Seal meat well
 

Nice and sealed
 

Ready for "the sauce"
 

Top with 1 1/2 tablespoons of sauce
 

Place muffin pan on cookie sheet
 

Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes
 

Get ready for it!
 

There it is! Ooey Gooey Goodness!



 

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