Comfort food! When I use 96% lean ground beef, there is no fat in the muffin cups like when I used 93%. Also, I substituted 8 oz can of tomato sauce for the ketchup. Much less sweet. Lastly, I substituted 1 cup quick oats for the saltines because that is what I had on hand. Yummy!
Great recipe! I added some shredded zucchini just because I always do for added veggie nutrition and moisture. And for fun, I made them in a mini-bundt cake pan! Because they come out upside down, I didn't put the ketchup on top before baking, but inverted the cooked "cakes" onto a baking sheet, then brushed them with ketchup and put them under the broiler for a few minutes to set it up.
I make these fairly regularly. I do like to change the seasoning around a bit and increase the garlic and spice a little. It would also be easy to incorporate other veggies such as mushrooms, peppers, or squash if you wanted to eschew the traditional 'meatloaf' taste.
Great recipe! Moist, slightly sweet, easy and good. I used homemade barbecue sauce instead of ketchup for a kick. Stuffed the end of summer peppers for winter meals and used the leftovers for meatball subs.
I made these for a big family dinner at my mom's house and was surprised how well received they were even from the picky eaters. My teenage nephews ate 3 each and one of them even told his mom she should make them. I substituted oatmeal for the saltines to make them gluten free. Also shredded the carrots and added extra garlic. If I was making for just myself & my husband I would have added some spice like chipotle peppers or adobo sauce, but, for a crowd of picky eaters they went over well.
I made these last night and they were delicious! Super moist and very easy to make. I used salsa instead of ketchup in the meat/vegetable mixture; but I did use ketchup on the top. My family loved it and I will definitely make this again.
Very good recipe. This was actually the first time I have ever made meatloaf, and I was surprised! I love how moist it turned out. And I absolutely LOVE the idea of individual "muffins" ... I froze my leftovers so I can have a quick meal in minutes. I substituted quick oats for the saltines as some reviewers noted. Couldn't even tell the difference. Next time I think I'll try something other than ketchup as the topping, just to play with the flavors a bit. Will definitely be making again.
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