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Meatloaf Cupcakes Recipe
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Meatloaf Cupcakes
A savory surprise! Kid-approved meatloaf cupcakes are piped with mashed potatoes. See more
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Meatloaf Cupcakes

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"These look like a little cupcake with the meat inside of a muffin pan and mashed potato icing. My kids eat these up quickly."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix ground beef, saltine crackers, onion, green bell pepper, milk, egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, black pepper, and seasoned salt together in a bowl.
  3. Stir ketchup and brown sugar together in a bowl. Spoon ketchup mixture into the bottom of each muffin cup of a 6-cup muffin tin.
  4. Fill muffin cups with beef mixture, leaving 1/2-inch space on the top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Drain fat from muffin cups.
  6. Top each 'cupcake' with mashed potatoes and Cheddar cheese.
  7. Continue baking until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
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Mar 12, 2014

This are really good and fun! I used a 12-cup cupcake pan. Even following the recipe, there was too much mixture to make only 6. The mixture filled 8 of the cups. I assume a 6-cup muffin tin has larger cups (like jumbo muffins) than my 12-cup pan. I ended up putting the mashed potatoes on the side (with gravy). My young grandbaby doesn't like her food to "touch" anything else on her plate so I thought the potatoes on the side would be best for her. Unfortunately, she had seen me add the onions and green pepper to the mixture while she was doing her homework so she pretty much nixed them before they were even on the table. Although these did not please the picky child, the rest of us enjoyed them very much! I received repeated compliments on these meatloaf cupcakes. I will definitely make them again. I will probably double the recipe and freeze the leftovers for a future meal. Thanks for the recipe, matykada!

 
Mar 11, 2014

These are amazing!! So full of flavor! The only thing i had trouble with is making the potatoes look pretty on top! The kids and hubby loved them! I will definately make these again.

 
Dec 31, 2014

The meatloaf was EXCELLENT but the sauce was lacking. It was so overly sweet and lacking any balance. I added 1/2 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp roasted garlic powder, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1/4 tsp seasoned salt. Next time I'll cut the sugar way back, at least in half if not more. I would recommend using thicker potatoes for this as I tried to be lazy with instant potatoes and they never really set up on top of the "cupcake."

 
May 26, 2014

Fun way to serve for kids and they were delicious. Only a pain to clean the muffin pan. LOL

 
Feb 24, 2015

I have a really picky eater at home. Four of them actually. My girls didn't want me to make meatloaf until I found this recipe. My son ate it without arguing. Hubby was the first one to eat when he hardly eats at home. This was just awesome. Used extra large cupcake loners, and was able to make seven. Very big. Very good.

 
Nov 20, 2014

Absolutely loved this recipe! I put a chunk of cheddar cheese in each one and instead of cups I used turkey bacon .

 
Apr 01, 2015

I altered the recipe by using salt free crackers and adding salt to taste. I believe salt is a very personal choice mostly because of health issues. Great recipe and fun to make with my granddaughter

 
Apr 01, 2015

Loved them. To deal with Angela's problem; I put the mashed potatoes in a pastry bag and used the largest tip I had. A little finely shredded Wisconsin sharp cheddar on the top and you have a tasty and nice looking meal. Oh, and with 4 grandsons...ya gotta use a 12 cup muffin tin and double the recipe. (;o)

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 489 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.7 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 20.5 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 22.7 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 1121 mg
  • 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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