Celebrating the new year with a savory cupcake of meatloaf topped with easy creamy mashed potatoes.
2lbslean ground beef
1/2of a medium onion
1ozonion soup mix
1/4cupapple cider vinegtar
4lbpeeled and cutinto 1″ chunks
12tbsroom temperature,cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1/2tspground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine milk and breadcrumbs, set aside to soak for at least 15 minutes
Small dice onion, and saute in butter for 3-4 minutes. Set aside to cool down slightly
Gently crumble ground beef in a large bowl, breaking up into small pieces. Add remaining meatloaf ingredients including soaked bread crumbs and cooked onion to the bowl and gently combine. Be careful not to overwork the meat.
Mix all sauce ingredients together and spread half of the sauce along the bottoms of your muffin pan.
Form your meatloaf into balls, large enough to fill each slot fully leaving a dome shape at the top.
Liberally paint remaining sauce over each meatloaf cupcake.
Place in oven to bake for 30-35 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
Let rest for five minutes before piping on top of each meatloaf cupcake. See mashed potato recipe below.
For Mashed Potatoes:
Rinse cut and peeled potatoes under cold water until water runs clear.
Add potatoes to large pot of cold salted water, water should cover potatoes by 1″, and bring to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes or until potatoes are cooked and tender.
Drain potatoes from water and rinse in colander under warm water.
Run potatoes through a ricer or food mill and add butter, cream, salt and pepper. Gently fold with a spatula until fully incorporated and taste for salt.
Serve on the side or on top of your meatloaf cupcakes.
To make this recipe in loaf form:
Spread half of the sauce along the bottom and sides of a loaf pan.
Add meatloaf to a loaf pan and press firmly into a loaf shape.
Liberally paint remaining sauce over the loaf.
Place meatloaf in the oven and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees.