I just want something clever to send to school for a decently healthy lunch.
I didn't come up with much (this year!), but I did decide to make these - Meatloaf Cupcakes. The recipe is altered slightly from Family Fun's recipe. Here's what I did.
For the meatloaf:
1 lb ground beef or turkey
1/2 c Italian seasoned bread crumbs
3 Tbsp ketchup
1/2 c shredded Mexican cheese (or your favorite cheese)
3 Tbsp ground flax seed
1 Tbsp Teeny Tiny Spice Company Perfection Spice Rub
desired food coloring (I used instant mashed potatoes and added food coloring to the water and the milk directly)
Preheat oven to 375 F.
In a bowl, combine meatloaf ingredients.
Distribute meatloaf mixture into lined muffin tins (makes 12). Bake for ~15 minutes until cooked through.
|See? These needed to be drained...|
If you have a lot of "juices" from your meat and cheese in your "cupcakes," you can remove the liners, drain on a paper towel, and then place in a new liner for "frosting." You may not have this problem if you use turkey or very lean beef.
|In new wrappings, all "frosted"|
Place tinted mashed potatoes in a pastry bag. Snip off tip and "frost" the "cupcakes," using a decorative pastry tip if desired.