Meat Loaf Muffins With Tomato Sauce

Meat Loaf Muffins with Tomato Sauce

Meat Loaf Muffins With Tomato Sauce

This idea is pure genius! I didn’t invent the idea. I found a recipe for meat loaf cupcakes with mashed potatoes as frosting. I decided to make meat loaf muffins instead. I used my favorite meat loaf recipe. The genius is this: My original recipe baked for 1.5 hours! Ninety minutes! When you make meat loaf muffins, they bake in only 25 minutes. They also cook more evenly and a muffin defines a serving. You can freeze some for later too.


Meat Loaf Muffins with Tomato Sauce
Serves: Makes 10 muffins
Meat Loaf:
  • 2 pounds ground grass-fed beef
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 3 pasture-raised eggs
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ¾ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
Tomato Sauce:
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 14.5 ounce can organic roasted tomatoes
  • 1 15 ounce can organic tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
Meat Loaf:
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well
  3. Spray muffin tins with olive oil
  4. Put ½ cup of meat loaf mixture into each muffin cup
  5. Bake in oven for 25 minutes
  6. Meat Loaf Muffins
Tomato Sauce:
  1. Prepare sauce while meat loaf is baking
  2. In a 2-quart sauce pan, saute garlic in olive oil for 1 minute
  3. Use a food processor or stick blender to break the canned tomatoes into small pieces (if needed)
  4. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, and spices to garlic & olive oil
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes
  6. Spoon onto Meat Loaf Muffins. Put remainder on the table for extra sauciness.
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