I have never been a huge fan of meatloaf, but then I discovered meat loaf muffins! I have put my own spin on meatloaf muffins and it is so tasty! Here is the Recipe:
1lb. of 95% lean ground beef or lean ground turkey
2 teaspoons of Basil
1 teaspoon of Oregano
2 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
3/4 teaspoon of Thyme
3/4 teaspoon of Rosemary
½ Small white onions chopped
½ cup of Plain Panko bread crumbs
3 small to medium sized fresh tomatoes (you could use canned diced tomatoes instead)
~1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit degrees.
Chop up the onion.
If using fresh tomatoes, cut the tomatoes into small chunks. At this point I used my chop and press to mash up the tomatoes more. If you don’t own one of these handy tools, then you could try to continue cutting the tomatoes into small pieces with your knife and using a fork to smash them. (See pictures below for how mine turned out). You could also used canned dice tomatoes as well.
Mix ground beef or turkey, seasonings, onion, egg, and bread crumbs into a bowl. Mix/stir up the ingredients until blended. Portion the mixture into 12 muffin cups. Press the meat into the muffin cups. Use your fingers or a spoon to make an indentation in the center of each meatloaf muffin. Fill each center with the crushed tomatoes. Bake for ~30 Minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from oven and sprinkle each meatloaf muffin with Parmesan cheese.
Meatloaf muffins pair great with a side of freshly steamed veggies!