This Mini Meatloaf Cupcakes recipe was a hit at our house last night. The whole family LOVES meatloaf . Meatloaf with mashed potatoes is a frequent meal around here. We all love “mini” everything don’t we? Mini Tacos, Mini cupcakes. mini pizzas…so why not mini meatloaves? The hubby described this mini Meatloaf Cupcakes to me a few weeks ago. It sounded perfect for the kiddos. I knew they would get a kick out of mini meatloaves with mashed potatoes on top. I was RIGHT! These mini Meatloaf Cupcakes were a hit. We all polished off a tray for dinner last night.
Meatloaf Cupcakes Recipe
This Mini Meatloaf Cupcakes Recipe would be perfect for serving up meatloaf to a large group. Consider making them for your next potluck or office lunch. The meatloaf cupcakes held together real well and were full of great flavor. Plus they are perfect sized.
If you have some ground beef you are looking to use in a meal this recipe will be great. I like that you really do not need much ground beef to stretch into a filling meal.
1 lb Ground Beef
3/4 cup Milk
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup Quick Oats
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Onion Powder
2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 cup crushed Club Crackers
2/3 cup Ketchup
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp Mustard
2 cup Mashed Potatoes
Preheat Oven to 350.
Place mashed potatoes in a zippered bag or piping bag and set aside for later.
Combine Ketchup Mustard and brown sugar and mix well. Set aside.
Combine remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Press this mixture into muffin pan.
Spread top of each with the ketchup mixture.
Bake for 30-45 minutes.
Allow to sit for 5 minutes, remove from muffin pan and pipe on a mashed potato “frosting”.
Next time we make these Mini Meatloaf Cupcakes I plan to toss in some of my favorites like green peppers and onions. The flavor was great but I love large chunks of veggies mixed in too (I wish my kiddos did, ha ha).
Meatloaf Cupcakes Recipe
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 1 Egg
- 3/4 cup Milk
- 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1/2 cup Quick Oats
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 tsp Onion Powder
- 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/4 cup crushed Club Crackers
- 2/3 cup Ketchup
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 tsp Mustard
- 2 cup Mashed Potatoes
- Preheat Oven to 350.
- Place mashed potatoes in a zipperd bag or piping bag and set aside for later.
- Combine Ketchup Mustard and brown sugar and mix well. Set aside.
- Combine remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Press this mixture into muffin pan.
- Spread top of each with the ketchup mixture.
- Bake for 30-45 minutes.
- Allow to sit for 5 minutes, remove from muffin pan and pipe on a mashed potato "frosting".
This is a go to in our house! So simple and delicious. We use ground turkey and panko bread crumbs. The muffin tin makes it perfect serving sizes as well!
Hi Jennifer. Thanks for posting at Funtastic Friday. I scheduled to share on FB today and I pinned it to my recipes board as well I followed all your social media.
These meatloaf cupcakes are great. I can’t wait to try them. Congrats, you are being featured on Happiness Is Homemade this Saturday. https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2019/08/happiness-is-homemade_10.html
Have a great weekend.
Thirty-five years ago, I was an occupational therapist at a state hospital; we had a cooking group with geriatric psych patients. A lot of things HAD to be argued over. A regular mealoaf has only 2 crusty ends. He got a bigger slice than I did….I learned to make the meatloaf in cupcake pans. EVERYONE got a crusty bit and the servings were all the same size. And it baked quickly, too! Good way to omit onions or peppers for those who don’t like them, too! Great memory; thanx
I love meatloaf cupcakes and I haven’t made them in forever. Now I have to add this to my meal plan ideas. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
Love these! Hubby loves the crispy part. We used potato chip instead of crackers. ❤❤❤
I made these for dinner tonight and they are very good. Will make these again.
I’m gonna try this tonight. I’m gonna ad onion and peppers to the meatloaf and sprinkle cheddar on the potatoes and pop it back in the oven so that the cheese melts.
Marie~The Interior Frugalista
Hi Jen, just wanted to let you know that I’m featuring your delicious meatloaf cupcake recipe this week at the Talk Of The Town party. Look for it tonight at 6 pm!
My Mom always made meatloaf in balls – about 4ounce each ball – and so do I. Every 4 to 6 weeks I make a batch and freeze. It is so easy to take out and cook as many as I need. I have never baked them in a cupcake pan but I certainly will after seeing your post; however, I might have to reduce the size. I also use oatmeal in mine but think I will try the cracker. Thanks for all your recipes. Really enjoy your posts.
I generally hate meatloaf but my fiance loves it. I made this one night for dinner and it’s delicious. Super moist and yummy!
Thanks for this recipe.
I love meatloaf! This is so great. Thanks for linking to #homematters linky party
Brilliant!!! Maybe my kids will eat meatloaf if it looks like a cupcake!!
Love this idea … especially if any are left over, I would slice the mini for sandwiches.
As a solo person in my household I have to think about leftovers and how much to make that will not need to be freezed.
I’ve made this for ages… well, at least since I came to Australia seven years ago! My wonderful Aussie husband calls them “Meat Cakes” … LOL! I don’t put the potato on top though, that’s for Shepard’s Pie in my house :)
The potatoes are cold?
Yes, lol I’ll be making mine later.
How many meatloaf cupcakes does it make? 12?
I just made it and yes, it made 12.
These are so cute! I love meatloaf and this is so much nicer serving wise! Personal little meatloafs. Thanks for linking up at the delicious dishes recipe party.
We love meatloaf and these are perfect. Nice size for dieting. The all in one meal.
Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday,
Jessy @ The Life Jolie
This is a brilliant idea and I love how you’ve decorated it! Pinning!
We love meatloaf. These cupcakes would be a huge hit. Pinning and liking you on Facebook.
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
These look so fun! And a dinner the whole family would love. Way to go!
Absolutely love these. We call them dinner cupcakes for my meatloaf hating little man!
how many meatloaf cupcakes does your recipe do? 12?
Really a cool idea.
I am so going to steal this one and maybe even my meatloaf hating daughter will try it.
Thanks for the post.
I’ve made this recipe at least 10 times and it turns out amazing every time. And that’s saying a lot, I’m known for my non cooking skills lol.
This is the best meatloaf I’ve had since my mother’s, it tastes like hers. I’ll only make this from now on…delicious!
What a great little meal in a cupcake, this is a awesome recipe, can’t wait to try this one! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, I always look forward to your visits!
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Yummers! It’s what’s for dinner tonight, lol! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us this week! Pinning this!
yum! I really like meatloaf and this looks so good!
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Awesome recipe! Would have never thought to add mashed potatoes ON TOP of the meatloaf…virtual high five!