Meatloaf... umm Meatmuffins... that sounds really gross
I like meatloaf, not everyone does, but I do. I informed John that we'd be having chicken meatloaf (he doesn't eat pig or cow) for dinner, he made a grossed out face and then said fine fine he'd eat it as long as it wasn't dried out. Obviously he doesn't know me very well, if it's dried out I'm not eating it either.
I learned some important lessons while making this. I like red meat meatloaf... I really don't like chicken meatloaf... John on the other hand ended up liking these a lot, so that was a bonus! In the future though when I'm craving meatloaf, I'm making the red meat version, but I'll keep all the rest of the mix-ins I used here. John will just have to fend for himself that night, or I'll have to make two batches one red, one chicken :)
I guess I can't call this meatloaf since I made them in a muffin tin. Hey it cut the cooking time down wickedly, these were done in 20 minutes flat! Fully cooked and not at all dry. Double bonus.
Sorry they aren't' really pretty to look at either... sorry my vegetarian and vegan friends.
Chicken Meatloaf Muffins
1 lb lean ground chicken (I grind my own with skinless chicken breasts trimmed of fat)
drizzle of olive oil
1 medium onion chopped
3-5 garlic cloves chopped
1 small can sliced mushrooms chopped (fresh works too I just didn't have any on hand)
1 slice of whole wheat bread cubed
1 tsp rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg lightly beaten
2 Tbs brown mustard
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup plain fat free greek yogurt
BBQ sauce to coat the tops of the muffins - does that count as frosting? are these considered cupcakes now?
In a medium pan heat olive oil and cook onions and garlic until tender, remove from heat and let cool a bit. In a small bowl mix egg, rosemary, salt, pepper, mustard, and worcestershire sauce. In a large bowl with your hands gently mix together ground chicken, onions/garlic, mushrooms, bread. Pour in egg mixture and yogurt, gently toss to incorporate. Scoop into greased muffin tins and drizzle with BBQ sauce. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160 when you poke into the center of one of the muffins.
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