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Stuffed mini meatloaves
Posted On May 19, 2019
That’s right, stuffed mini meatloaves! You will say “How? What kind of stuffing could be in the meat?” Any kind! Boiled eggs and sauteed onions or mushrooms and onions, even carrots or potatoes. Stuffed mini meatloaves is the best recipe I will share with you today!
This recipe came from my grandmas’ recipe book. According to her recipe and from my practice, stuffed mini meatloaves are juicy, fluffy and super great tasting.
Also,I like to form them in different shapes and stuff them with a variety of ingredients: shredded carrots and diced onions or mushrooms also, boiled eggs. The possibilities are endless…
But before I give you the recipe:
But before I give you the recipe ” stuffed mini meatloaves”, I want to give you some tips.
Some questions you may have:
Can we substitute the milk for bouillon cube ( broth)? Of course, we can. Take one cube of beef or pork bouillon and dissolve in hot water. In addition, if you don’t have bouillon cube, just use beef or pork broth.
Can we freeze them? Of course, we can! If you have leftovers, just freeze them. The taste won’t change. It is the perfect way to save time when you are trying to feed your family on busy day.
What kind of meat should I use for these little guys? Any! I use have beef ( 80/20) and have pork. As we know, beef is a little on the dry side if you use 80/20. So, my advice is to the same amount of pork make the meat softer ( 50% beef + 50% pork)
What else I can add to the meat? Spices and seasoning produce a special taste. Basil or cayenne pepper ( for spicy meat lovers) also, cumin or curry powder. I like to use oregano. It makes a perfect taste for me. Also, you can use rosemary or sage and thyme. In addition, use sauce: Worcestershire or Tiger and act. My suggestion for people who like spicy food the Tiger sauce is the perfect option to add to meat.
Anything else you need to know? Yes! The most important TIPS:
first, when you are preparing meat and want to add eggs , just beat them. All these beaten eggs makes the meat soft and crumbly.
Second, after you mix all the ingredients- make a big ball of meat and pick up from the bowl. Then, drop that big ball in to the bowl. Repeat at least four times. After that, mix the meat again. This action makes meat soft.
Can you substitute bread crumbs for something else? Yes, you can. In short, if I don’t have bread crumbs at home I usually make them from white bread slices. Pour milk or bouillon ( broth) on a couple slices of bread and wait for a few minutes. Then, transfer the mass of soaking bread to the meat.
In conclusion, all of these steps ensure the meat is soft, juicy and crumbly.
First part of stuffed mini meatloaves:
You need for preparing meat:
Beef 0.5 lb. (80/20 the best but you can use any kind)
Pork 0.5 lb.
Egg 1 large
Bread crumbs 0.3 cup
Milk 0.5 cup
Or slice of white bread 1
Onion 0.5-0.8 oz
Garlic 1 clove
Worcestershire sauce – 1 teaspoon
Tiger sauce – 1 teaspoon ( optional)
Seasoning a pinch
Black pepper a pinch
Cilantro a pinch
Ketchup 1 teaspoon
Stuffed mini meatloaves
Created by Jidrone P
Total preparation 1 hour
Serving 3 – 4
Second part of stuffed mini meatloaves
Seasoning a pinch
Onion 2 oz. chopped
Eggs 1 boiled
Third part of stuffed mini meatloaves
Add on the side of mini meatloaves:
Carrots 1 big
Celery 1 stick
Potatoes 4-5 medium
In addition add:
Onion 0.5 oz
First, beat egg.
Second, mix milk ( bouillon, broth) and bread crumbs or slice of white bread.
After that, mix beef and pork and add chopped onions, garlic also, add ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well.
Then, put seasoning and spices also, ground peppers. Mix everything.
Finally, add beaten eggs and mixture of milk and crumbs.
First, sauteed onions.
Second, boiled the egg and cut in small square
Then, mix onions and egg, add seasoning as well.
Finally, mix everything well.
Forming stuffed mini meatloaves
Take a little meat and make round shape. Then, smash it and put a little bit of stuffing. Then, close sides and make an oval shape.
Use water on your hands because meat likes to stick to fingers ( hand).
When forming an oval shape, after stuffing the meat, rub a drop of water on the connecting ends to ensure the meat sticks together because it can open back if dry.
You can make not only an oval shape but round as well.
After that, place these little stuffed meatloaves in the baking dish, add 1/4 cup of water. Take ingredients form part 3 and add next to stuffed mini meatloaves. In short, take carrots and celery also, onions and potatoes, cut them in big pieces and place them to baking dish.
Cut potatoes in 2 or 4 pieces because it takes them to bake longer than the meat.
Cut carrots and celery in smaller pieces also slice the onion.
Preheat oven to 450 F and bake 35 – 45 min ( until potatoes are done). Place these stuffed mini meatloaves and potatoes on the plate and add some slices of tomatoes or any kind of vegetable.
Finally all done!
ENJOY! Hope you like these stuffed mini meatloaves!
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