Meatloaf, to me is the #1 comfort food. I decided to put a twist on it and make it with ground chicken this time. Oooh Meatloaf. Every time I make meatloaf I always think of the very first time I made it. I know I have shared that story before, but it has been a long time.
I had just moved into a larger apartment, Hubby (who was Boyfriend at the time) was coming over and I wanted to make him one of my childhood favorites. Meatloaf. I was SO excited to be sharing this meal and the memories associated with it, with him. I got everything gathered together to get started on the meal. I prepped the peppers and onions, browned the meat, mixed up the sauce......wait something wasn't right. I was confused at what step I missed and asked Hubby to come in the kitchen to see if he knew where I went wrong. I just didn't understand how everything was supposed to stay together. "I keep trying to form it into a loaf and it keeps falling apart. What in the world?" I asked.
You guys! He BUSTED up laughing. I mean seriously could not contain himself laughing! I had no idea what in the world he could be laughing at!
Then he said it. The words I will NEVER EVER forget. "Brandi, when you make meatloaf you aren't supposed to brown the meat first." WHAT! Oh I was so mad at myself! We ended up having spaghetti that night instead of meatloaf. Looking back I laugh so hard when I tell this story, at the time it was NOT funny, but it sure is now!
This is a pretty simple meatloaf recipe. All you need is 2 pounds of ground chicken, 2 eggs, Worcestershire Sauce, oats and salt and pepper to taste. That's it.
Place all of your ingredients into a large bowl, remember to not brown the meat first. ;-)
Thoroughly mix all of your ingredients together and form into balls.
Place each ball into a muffin cup, be sure to spray with cooking spray first.
Next, you will want to make the sauce. All you need is some ketchup and brown sugar.
Pour into a measuring cup, or bowl, and mix well.
Pour a spoonful of sauce over each mini meatloaf before placing in the oven.
Mini Ground Chicken Meatloaf
makes 12 servings
2 lbs Tyson Ground Chicken
1/2 Cup Oats (I use quick cook)
2 Eggs - beaten
2 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tbs Milk
1.5 Cups Ketchup
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 12 cup muffin tin and set aside.
Place Ground Chicken, Oats, Eggs, Worcestershire Sauce and Milk into a large mixing bowl.
Using a large spoon, or your hands, mix ingredients well.
Form mixture into 12 balls and place each into muffin cups.
Mix Sauce ingredients together in a measuring cup or bowl.
Spoon 1-2 Tablespoons of Sauce over each Mini Meatloaf.
Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes to1 hour.
You can also freeze these little meatloaves for a future meal. I like to make a giant batch each time I make them, just for this purpose.
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