Monday, April 15, 2013

Need a #dinner idea? Try #Meatloaf & #Veggie Muffins!! #Recipe

Looking for a quick, nutritious meal for your family? Do you like meatloaf? My husband is a fan and each time I make it, I find another recipe because the one I used was well, okay. This one was far superior to any I have baked before!

I was inspired by cooks.com recipe on Meatloaf Muffins

Ingredients:
1 large carrot, grated
1 medium potato, grated
1 lb USDA Organic ground beef
1 egg
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp italian herbs (dried)
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup onion diced and cooked

Directions: 
Combine potatoes and carrots in large bowl. Add ground beef, egg, seasoning, and cooked onion and thoroughly mix. Spray muffin pan with non-stick of your choice, preferably organic or use olive oil. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-50 minutes until done. 



I had some leftover grated carrots and potatoes so I sauteed them lightly in the pan I cooked the onions in and added the italian dried herbs. I also lightly sauteed broccoli in oil, sea salt, chili powder, and the italian dried herbs. 

After a label reading excursion with my 4 year old asking if Kraft Mac-n-cheese had artificial dyes in it, I told him we don't do Kraft and only Annie's if it's available (when cooking from a box). So, I served Annie's aged cheddar macaroni and cheese with this dish.




Next time, I'm getting two pounds of the organic ground beef and adding jasmine rice to make the meatloaf muffins fuller and more satisfying. Of course there will be some vegetables on the side (even though there are some inside the meatloaf muffins). Can't have too many vegetables!! 

Buon Appetito! =)

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2 comments:

  1. This is what happens when you don't read you emails. I was searching for a dinner idea this afternoon and said I'll read this when I get home. Now I'm home and I wished I had read this while I was out. Guess what's for dinner tomorrow?

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    1. So what did your family think about the recipe? Did you make any modifications to suit your family's liking?

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