Here’s a great tip on converting people who don’t like certain foods, especially kids, into liking them and eating them. Make this food in a cute mini form.
This mini meatloaf, made in muffin tins or silicone forms is what made many a kid actually enjoy meatloaf. Few people can resist the cuteness overload, that’s why.
Made in a muffin tin, this meatloaf also cooks much faster because of its size. It’s also a great and creative way to serve single-portion sized dishes.
So, here are a few tips on how to make this meatloaf perfect. First, only mix it a little. Overdoing it will lead to the meatloaf that’s just too dense. Second, if you have silicone muffin cups, use those. They are much more comfortable to deal with and they prevent the meatloaf to overcook on the outside while staying still underdone on the inside.
Third, if you don’t have Italian bread crumbs, use regular ones and add dried oregano, basil and thyme. Fourth, don’t skip on making the sauce exactly like it says in the ingredient list, you won’t regret it. The flavor is unique and intense, and you’ll fall in love with meatloaves.
This meatloaf is perfect for parties and cookouts. Serve it with a tossed green salad or grilled vegetables of your choice. I hope you enjoy this recipe!