Kickin Mini Meatloaves

kickin mini meatloaves
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  • 4Servings


  • 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


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.

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.

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.