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Diner Meat Loaf 'Muffins'

Diner Meat Loaf 'Muffins'

Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro

Yield

6 servings (serving size: 2 "muffins")

Serve these delicious meatloaf muffins with steamed green beans and roasted potato wedges for an at-home version of a blue-plate special.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 276
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 8.6 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • monofat 4 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 28.7 g
  • carbohydrate 21.7 g
  • fiber 1.8 g
  • cholesterol 131 mg
  • iron 3.9 mg
  • sodium 759 mg
  • calcium 48 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. 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.

  3. Combine onion mixture, 1/2 cup ketchup, and the remaining ingredients except cooking spray in a large bowl.

  4. 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.