Monday, May 24, 2010

Glazed Mini Meatloaves

I happen to LOVE meatloaf. Like it might even one of my favorite meals. It is the ultimate comfort food for me. My Mom’s meatloaf is super good, but I can never make it like hers. So, when I came across this recipe I had to try it. Seemed easy enough. These were fabulous! My husband even ate the leftovers for lunch the next day (this NEVER happens). I always serve meatloaf with mashed potatoes and peas. They just “go” together. (This recipe is from My Kitchen Cafe blog)


Glazed Mini Meatloaves

Yields: 5-6 mini meatloaves
17-20 saltine crackers, crushed fine (about 2/3 cup)
1/4 cup whole milk
1/3 cup minced FRESH parsley (flat-leaf)
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 large egg, beaten
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 pounds ground beef (not too lean, or it will be too dry....I used 80/20.)
2 teaspoons oil
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine cracker crumbs, milk, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, egg, mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add ground meat and combine until uniform. Shape mixture into 5-6 oval loaves.
Heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until the oil is slightly rippling. Add meatloaves and brown well on one side, 3-5 minutes. Carefully flip loaves over and tidy up edges using a spatula. Brown the other side for 2-3 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix glaze ingredients together until smooth. Transfer mini meatloaves to a foil-lined 9x13 dish and spoon the glaze over the top of each meatloaf. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the center of the loaf registers 160 degrees or until center is no longer pink

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