Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sweet and Sour Mini Meatloaves

Serves: 6              Prep Time: 15 minutes        Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes

What It Takes:

1 lb Ground Hamburger or Lean Turkey
1 Sweet Onion, minced
1 Egg
1 C Bread Crumbs
Salt and Pepper
1 C Ketchup
1/4 C Brown Sugar
2 T Cider Vinegar

How To Do It:

Preheat oven to 400.

Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.

Mix the meat, onion, egg and bread crumbs together. Season with salt and pepper.

Mix the ketchup, brown sugar and vinegar together in a small bowl.

Divide the meat evenly among the muffin cups. Top with 2 T of ketchup mixture.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until meat is cooked through.

I knew that I wanted to make meatball subs with the leftover mini-meatloaves so I only made six sweet and sour meatloaves. After dividing out half of the meat, I added 3t of Italian season to the rest of the meat and then placed the rest of the meat in the muffin tin. I topped the Italian seasoned meatloaves with 2 tablespoons of marinara sauce and baked them with the sweet and sour meatloaves.

Tonight I will simmer the Italian meatloaves in some extra marinara sauce while I toast hoagie buns. I will then sprinkle the rolls with mozzarella cheese before placing the "meatballs" into the hoagie buns. If need be, I will cut the "meatballs" in half so they can fit. I will then top them with more mozzarella cheese.