18 October 2008

Meatloaf Cupcakes....who knew?


While reading one of my favorite blogs- Weddify, I came across this FABULOUS recipe for Meatloaf cupcakes! Who knew? Well, Isha over at Weddify did. These are perfect now as the weather starts getting colder. What perfect comfort food all wrapped into one perfect cupcake. I'll take mine with ground turkey,please.

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Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Frosting–Makes 12
INGREDIENTS
For the “cupcake”:
1/3 lb. ground veal
1/3 lb. ground chuck
1/3 lb. ground pork
1 small carrot, roughly chopped
1 small onion, roughly diced
2 stalks celery, roughly diced
3/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/3 cup milk1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup shredded parmesan
2 eggs
Salt and pepper
For the “frosting”:
7.2oz box instant mashed potatoes Milk, per package instructions
Butter, per package instructions
Beet juice from canned beets
To garnish:
Green pepper, very finely diced
METHOD
For the “cupcake”:
Preheat oven to 350F.Soak the breadcrumbs in the milk and set aside.Sweat the vegetables in olive oil until softened. Transfer to a deep bowl and use an immersion blender to puree; alternatively, puree in food processor.Mix the three meats, eggs, breadcrumbs, parmesan, parsley and vegetable puree in a large bowl until an even consistency is reached.Place meat mixture in greased muffin tins and bake until brown and shrunken away from the sides, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from tin and cool on rack.
For the “frosting”:
Prepare one sachet of instant mashed potatoes according to package instructions. To prepare the other, substitute beet juice from canned beets for the water called for in the instructions. Allow to cool.Transfer each batch of mashed potato into a separate pastry bag (or Ziploc bag with a snipped-off corner) with your favourite pastry tip. Pipe onto cupcakes and decorate with diced green pepper.
Reheat in oven or microwave before serving.

1 comment:

Crossroads Cottage said...

Yum, yum. I love meatloaf so I will absolutely have to give these a try!

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