Kickin Mini Meatloaves

October 2011
Kickin Mini Meatloaves

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 20 mins

Bake: 40 mins

  • 1 sweet potato (10 oz.), peeled and cut into 1/3-inch cubes
  • 3 slices firm white bread, torn
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, plus 2 tsp. sauce
  • 6 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees . Grease 4 cups of a 6-cup jumbo muffin pan. In a saucepan of boiling, salted water, cook the sweet potato until partially cooked, about 3 minutes; drain.
  2. Using a food processor, pulse the bread to form breadcrumbs; transfer to a large bowl. Add the beef, egg, onion, cilantro, chipotles, 1 tsp. adobo sauce, 2 tbsp. ketchup, the garlic, 1 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper; stir to combine. Stir in the sweet potato. Divide the beef mixture among the greased muffin cups, packing well and mounding slightly.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 4 tbsp. ketchup and 1 tsp. adobo sauce and coat the tops of the meatloaves with the mixture. Place the muffin pan on a baking sheet and bake until cooked through and browned on top, 40 minutes.
  • An extra buck will buy you...cheddar cheese. Stuff each meatloaf with 2 tbsp. cheddar for a gooey, cheesy center.
  • Freeze: Wrap the cooled meatloaves, in the pan, with foil and freeze for up to 1 month.
  • Reheat: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Place the muffin pan (straight from the freezer) in the oven and bake until heated through, 45 to 55 minutes.