My favorite recipe as a child was (and still is) Meatloaf, as a matter of fact my mom still cooks this for my as my birthday meal. I just love it. Its warm and comforting, juicy and meaty. Need I say more???? Whats funny is my dad so call “hates” meatloaf. I say this in quotation marks because he complains about eating it but then always eats seconds or third helpings. So my Mom and I don’t believe him. Then if we ask him about it he says well its better this time than it was last time or some kind of excuse like that. He will not admit he like even venture to say really like this. DT on the other hand loves this meat loaf recipe.
I decided to cook this recipe in a muffin tin because it only takes about 30 minutes to cook, but you can surely use the regular loaf pan just cook it for about 1 hour. I now add Antipasto to this recipe to give it a bit more flare, but its really great without it also. Click here to see more recipes using Antipasto.
Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef, 2 slices toast, 2 eggs, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp Tabasco (optional) , 1/4 cup picante sauce (use 1/2 cup if you don’t use antipasto), 1/4 cup antipasto, 4 slices bacon
In a large bowl to the meat add a splash of Tabasco, and 2 eggs,
Garlic powder, salt and black pepper (optional)
Take your toast pieces and crumble them finely, then mix, the crumble the rest of the toast
Add 1/4 cup (eye ball it) picante and antipasto
Mix well, I always use my hand, but you can you a spoon if you so please
lightly grease a muffin tin or loaf pan
Score the meat into 4 equal parts, then take 1/3 of each meat part and place into muffin pan
Cut 4 slices of bacon into 3rds and place a strip on each mini meatloaf
Bake @ 350 for about 30 minutes if using a loaf pan 50-60 minutes
I love to serve with peas, and potatoes. Here I used carrots and peas mix and a sweet potato.
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1 lb ground beef
2 slices toast
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Tabasco (optional)
1/4 cup picante sauce (use 1/2 cup if you don’t use antipasto)
1/4 cup antipasto
4 slices bacon
Mix all the ingredients together well then put in desired pan to cook and top with bacon. Bake @ 350 for 30 minutes in muffin tin and 1 hour in loaf pan.