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Monday 22 June 2015

Meatloaf Cupcakes - Whatever Next !

A fabulous recipe for meatloaf cupcakes. Topped with melted cheese makes these little bundles  a great snack idea, lunch or for the school lunch boxes. Make a double batch and freeze them so you're ready for the next few weeks. Gluten free, grain free and low carb. |

How's this for a different idea from friend Libby! Meatloaf cupcakes and the best thing is, unlike a regular full sized meatloaf, the meatloaf cupcakes are so quick to cook.


Serves 12
Base Recipe
1 onion diced finely
700g / 1.5 lb ground/mince beef
2 eggs lightly beaten
salt and pepper to taste
100g/ 3.5oz grated cheese

An Example Of Flavourings:
2 slices bacon diced
handful fresh basil
handful of fresh parsley
¼ c diced sundried tomatoes
2 tsp dried oregano

Base Recipe
Mix the diced onion, meat, eggs and salt and pepper together.
Add your choice of seasonings and flavourings. I have given one example, but take a look below for a huge range of ideas.
Mix all the ingredients together with your hands and place a small handful of the meatloaf mixture into muffin trays. Press gently, not too hard, otherwise they will turn into meatballs.
Cover with the grated cheese, and sprinkle with grated parmesan if desired.
Cook at 180C/350F for approx 30 minutes

* Mince/ground meat can be beef, pork, turkey or meat of your choice.
* Nutrition values will vary according to which meat you choose and how lean it is.

Serving size: 1 cupcake as shown
Calories: 221 Fat: 17.2g Carbohydrates: 1g Sugar: 0.7g Fibre: 0.4g Protein: 15.2g

Italian – add garlic, oregano, Italian seasoning, rosemary, basil,
Mexican – add coriander (cilantro), cumin, chills, capsicums, peppers, serve with avocado and salsa

Cheeseburger meatloaf – add mustard, hide cheese inside which will melt when cooked, serve with home-made ketchup.
Toppings – grated cheese, bacon pieces or slices, parmesan, mozzarella, sliced tomato covered in cheese
Hide these inside – organ meat, grated carrot, finely diced mushrooms, celery, grated zucchini, chopped spinach,

Do please go over and see Libby's great site here

All the best Jan


Jo said...

I'm definitely going to give these a go. I love the idea of changing things around with different additions to the base recipe.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Jo ... and Happy Monday Wishes.

I'm with you on the changing around and different additions. The Italian idea is great, although the Mexican idea is too !
Decisions ... decisions

All the best Jan