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Ground Pork Mini Meatloaves 
Jan. 22, 2014 8:04 pm 
Updated: Feb. 1, 2014 8:54 pm
Tonight budget week continues with a new recipe to use ground pork.  I had some ground pork in the freezer, and don't know what I even initially bought it for.  Since I am in the process of clearing out my cupboards, it seemed like there should be something good you can use ground pork for.  I did some internet searches and came across a ground pork mini meatloaf recipe.  I tried it tonight, and can say they turned out great!  They turned out perfectly.  I did need to venture out into the cold for some eggs at the store down the street because I wasn't too sure about the swapping options for eggs.  So the moral to the story is if you make a frittata and use all your eggs, be sure to buy more because you just might need them!  It's a good thing we went to the store though, because my husband bought a cake mix and is in the kitchen making us a cake as I type this.  I am looking forward to that! 

Now for the All-Star Pork Meatball recipe:<  


1 lb ground pork
1 Tbsp onion flakes
3/4 cup crushed corn flakes (I used oatmeal)
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 egg
1/4 cup ketchup
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp dry mustard


Heat oven to 375 F.  Combine the ground pork, onion flakes, oatmeal, salt, pepper, and egg in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, stir together brown sugar, ketchup, and dry mustard.  Spoon 2 Tbsp of ketchup into pork and mix.  Spray muffin tins with cooking spray.  Using a measuring cup, scoop meat mixture into muffin tins and shape into meat balls.  Coat top of meatballs with remaining ketchup mixture.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Serves 3-6

If interested in nutrition information, it is as follows:
Calories: 230
Protein: 16 g
Fat: 12 g
Sodium: 410 mg
Carbs: 14 g

Like I said, these meatballs turned out great, and the nutrition information numbers are pretty good.  I will definitely consider making this again, especially as an alternative to ground beef.  I served it with leftover mashed potatoes from last night, and I finished off my box of chicken stuffing.  (I forgot how yummy stuffing is!)  

All Star Pork Meatballs photo

The next couple of days are leftovers from the freezer, so we will see how those are.  However, this weekend I am planning to try making Chicken Tortilla Soup, so I am looking forward to this.  I found five recipes I am considering trying.  The slow cooker version will likely win out, of course.  This soup will be the creamy version rather than a thin broth.  It has been so cold where we live, so I think this will be a good choice coming up.  I can use up more of the Tostitos!  Then I will need to review the cupboards again and see what I have available for next week.  I have some ground ham in the freezer, so my grandma's ham balls may be a good choice... We will see!

Have a great night everyone!  Give the pork mini meat loaves a try!
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My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook would have to be dinner options. This is the main meal I cook most days and this is where I try the most new things. I absolutely love pasta or any Italian dish, and so does my husband. Macaroni and cheese is really becoming my favorite food, and there are so many ways to change it up! Pasta and macaroni are my go-to favorites!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma is a fantastic cook, so I love going to her house for any meal, especially holidays. I love her ham balls, chicken casserole, and chocolate chip pudding cookies. Eating these foods always reminds me of being at her house. I love whenever I visit her that she always has afternoon tea around 3:00pm. I think this is a nice little tradition and want to keep it up myself.
My cooking triumphs
I think the best thing I ever made was BBQ beef brisket out of the Food Network magazine. Pretty much anything I make from this magazine I consider a triumph, but I could not believe that I made this brisket; it was that good. This is definitely one I would use to impress people, plus you cook it in the slow cooker, so it is really minimal work!
My cooking tragedies
I remember I made some kind of dinner casserole and I think I accidentally used condensed milk instead of evaporated milk - it was so sweet and just gross! The first time I tried to make homemade spaghetti sauce, the recipe just said to use ground beef and diced tomatoes and that the tomatoes would cook down. I'm not sure what I did wrong, but this did not work and I have found a new recipe since. I also remember burning some butter or something on a flat baking sheet; the smoke alarm even went off and I threw the pan away!
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