Basic Meatloaf Muffins
- 1 lb (454 grams) ground beef
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/4 cup (59 ml) onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup (59 ml) bell pepper, chopped
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) garlic, minced
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
Oven: Preheat oven to 400 F/ 200C/ Gas Mark 6. Combine all ingredients, and mix well. Take parchment paper and fill 6 cups of a cupcake/muffin pans with parchment, folding and cutting the pieces to fit. Divide the meatloaf mixture between 6 cupcakes. Top with cheese if using. Place cupcake pan on a rimmed cookie sheet to help catch any liquids that overflow during baking. Bake 15-20 minutes, until muffins are set and lightly browned. Carefully remove from oven, and let cool to handle.
Pull out the muffins from the pan by pulling on the sides of the parchment paper. Set on paper towel to drain. Either eat immediately, or store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Base recipe makes 6 servings, 3.4 oz/ 96.3 g a piece.