Sweet-and-Sour Muffin Meat Loaves

  • bobbo605 Posted: 06/18/09
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    This wasn't the best meatloaf I've ever made (that credit goes to Cook's Illustrated) but it was quick and my kids absolutely gobbled it up. I sautee'd the onions a little as I don't care to bite into crunchy onions in any dish. I also added a couple tbsp of brown sugar and an extra egg to the mixture, as well as extra ketchup. The flavor was good, it was well-liked by my pseudo-gourmet kids, and I'm sure the kids I teach cooking classes to will enjoy them as well! Place muffin tin on a cookie sheet to catch greasy runoff, or form into balls and bake on a broiler pan.

  • itsanj Posted: 07/14/09
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    great flavor! my husband and our guests raved about the meat loaves. cooked it according to directions - maybe a bit longer in the oven - and thought it was great. combined with mashed potatoes and peas.

  • MrsMMiller Posted: 07/12/09
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    Came out a little watery when we made it, but the flavor was great!

  • RaiinbowEyes Posted: 06/18/10
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    Great recipe! I add a bit more bread (instead of crumbs) that I tear up very small- it's just a personal preference. It takes a bit longer in the oven to cook as well. But when it comes out, it's delicious! Me and my husband have made this over and over, and has earned a place in our go to recipe book. Wonderful served with red mashed potatoes!

  • Smartyounglady1 Posted: 01/19/12
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    Tastes great and easy and quick to make! My hubby really liked it. I bet kids would too! Next time I'll brown the onions separately before adding them to the meat mixture. The onions were definitely crunchy inside.

  • FitiFitness Posted: 10/12/12
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    We LOVE these! I've made them a couple of times now and will be making them this coming week as requested by our youngest. The first time I made them I accidentally mixed ALL of the ketchup instead of half, so I ended up using half the mixture in the meat and half in the pan and it came out awesome! The second time I mixed it that way on purpose and replaced half of the bread crumbs with quick oats, healthier. This time I may use only the oats and completely omit the crumbs. We love meatloaf so I'm always trying to make it a little healthier while keeping it delish. Thanks for such a fantastic recipe! The 20 minute cook time makes this tasty dinner even better.

  • cobymac Posted: 07/09/12
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    My husband and I really enjoyed this even with halving the recipe. It was super easy to put together and perfect for a weeknight meal. We will definitely make again. I'll second bobbo605: put a cookie sheet under the tin. I cooked ours in a 6-muffin tin and cooked in our toaster oven (cooked thoroughly in 20 minutes) but the greasy runoff will be a pain to clean!

  • fallvh87 Posted: 09/06/12
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    I used ground turkey. Did anyone try that too?

  • brykate Posted: 04/07/14
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    This is in regular rotation at my house.I usually make with half turkey and half beef. I always sauté the onions. Now the kids know how to make it too; so easy so tasty. Love the muffin portion size!


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