|Meatloaf cupcake with mashed potato frosting|
I can't justify cream for the mashed potatoes so I use fat free half and half. They are just as good and so creamy. I really wanted to color the mashed potatoes with beet juice but received too many protests from my family (I love beets and I really wanted pink mashed potatoes). Just wait until I harvest the beets in our garden (60 or so more days). We will be eating beets with every meal! I made extra mashed potatoes so we had leftovers (my family loves mashed potatoes). I prefer fresh fries or hash browns.
1/2 Cup (125 ml) of Milk
3 Slices of Bread, Torn into Pieces
1 Tbsp of Butter
1/2 of a Large Onion, Finely Diced
2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
1 lbs (.45 kg) of Ground Beef (or a mixture of beef and pork or beef and turkey)
1 Tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce
Salt and Pepper, to Taste
In a large bowl, soak the pieces of bread in milk.
|Bread soaking in milk|
Preheat the oven to 350F/176 C/ Gas mark 4. Place 12 foil muffin liners in muffin tins. In a medium skillet melt butter over medium heat. Once the butter is melted add the onion and garlic saute until onion is tender.
|Sauteing onions and garlic|
Rub the bread between your fingers until mushy. Add the remaining ingredients to the bread and mix well.
|Mixing the meatloaf|
Spoon the meatloaf into the foil liners.
1/3 Cup (75 ml) of Ketchup
2 Tbsp of Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp of Mustard
In a small bowl combine the ingredients and spoon onto the tops of each meatloaf muffin. (There will be glaze left over).
Several Potatoes, Peeled and Cut into Chunks
2 Tbsp of Butter
1/2 Cup (125 ml) of Fat Free Half and Half
Boil potatoes for approximately 20 minutes or until fork tender. Drain and rice potatoes.
|Ricing the potatoes|
Add butter and half and half. Stir well.
Remove cupcakes from muffin tins. Top with mashed potatoes. For a spicy kick, sprinkle with Creole seasoning. Top with half of a cherry tomato if desired.
The bottom line: will I make these again? Yes. The meatloaf cupcakes cook in the foil cup are so juicy and tender. The glaze goes great with the mashed potatoes. I loved them and ate my allotment (4 cupcakes) in one sitting.