Sunday, March 28, 2010

Glazed Mini Meatloaves

So, its been awhile since I've posted, but this week I made a meal that was fabulous! So, I wanted to share three recipes with everyone starting with these meatloaves! I got the recipe from My Kitchen Cafe'. They were quite delicious!!

Glazed Mini Meatloaves

Meatloaves:

17-20 saltine crackers, crushed fine (about 2/3 cup)
1/4 cup whole milk (I used skim)
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 large egg
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 pounds ground meat (I used ground chuck)
2 teaspoons oil (I used canola oil)

Glaze:
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
4 teaspoons cider vinegar

Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 425 degrees. Stir cracker crumbs, milk, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, egg, mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper together in a large bowl. Add ground meat and combine until uniform. Shape mixture into oval loaves.

Heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until the oil is rippling. Add meatloaves (without letting them touch sides) and brown well on one side, 3-5 minutes. Carefully flip loaves over and tidy up edges using a spatula, if needed. Brown on this side for another 2-3 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix glaze ingredients together until smooth. Transfer mini meatloaves to a foil-lined (I used parchment paper) baking pan and spoon the glaze over the top of each meatloaf. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the center of the loaf registers 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer.

I served them with homemade french bread, mashed potatoes and glazed carrots. A plus is that these warmed-up really well for left-overs two days later!!

Enjoy!

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