Muffin Tin Meat Loaves
Contributed by: NAPSA
Survival Guides For Moms
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The books are part of the bestselling Chicken Soup series, which has sold over 100 million copies. The books deliver inspiration, offer time- and sanity-saving tips, as well as quick and tasty recipes.
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Here's a look at one of the favorites from "Recipes for Busy Moms":
By making meat loaf in muffin tins, you reduce the cooking time... which means that dinner can be on the table quicker.
Now, isn't that great news?
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (about 1 medium zucchini)
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup ketchup
Preheat the oven to 400 F.
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the ketchup, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Place about 1/3 cup of the beef mixture into each of 12 medium muffin cups, pressing lightly; spread ketchup over the tops.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until no pink remains and the juices run clear.
Option: If you want, you can use yellow squash in place of the zucchini...or some of both!
Healthy Hint: Not only is this a quick dinner, but it's a great way for kids of all ages to get everything they need in an all-in-one muffin!
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Serving Size: Makes 12 Muffins