It's easy to mix up, the kids love it and there's usually just enough leftovers to make a sandwich with the next day.
I love this recipe, because it is super easy to throw together when it's late and you're just not really feelin' like cooking, and since it's baked in a muffin tin, it cuts down on total cooking time dramastically.
What you'll need:
1 pound ground meat (beef or chicken or even turkey will work)
1 Box of Stovetop stuffing (dry, straight out of the box, not prepared)
1 Envelope of dry onion soup mix
1/2 Cup of Ketchup + a little bit more (to top it before baking)
(Yes, it will hold together without an egg)
Mix all ingredients 'til well combined.
Take a small handfull (about the size of a scoop of ice cream) of meatloaf mixture and roll into a ball, press firmly into a well greased muffin tin.
Continue this process 'til all the meat mixture is used.
(I yielded 9 regular sized "muffins" and 2 mini sized ones with 1 lb of meat)
Squirt a bit of ketchup on each "muffin" before you put them in the oven.
Bake for 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven. (Check for doneness in one when you pull them out and you might need to add a minute or two depending on your oven)
Using the muffin tin method serves several purposes,
One, it cuts down on the cooking time, which saves you time as well as money, since your stove is not on as long.
Two, it helps you with portion control. (Self explanatory)
Three, it's fun for the kids to eat bite sized food, for some reason, they just get a kick out of it.
Four, it's super portable and easy to eat when you're sitting in the hallway typing up a blog post while watching the kids play in the tub.
(Maybe that just applies to me, but you get the picture)