Sunday, September 25, 2011

Turkey Meatloaf "Cupcakes"

These "cupcakes" make meatloaf worthy of entertaining. You can switch in your personal meatloaf and mashed potato recipes and follow the outline or use the recipes below.


For the Meatloaf "Cupcakes":
1 -1/2    pounds ground turkey
1          cup milk
1          tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1          teaspoon chopped fresh sage leaves or 1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/2       teaspoon salt
1/2       teaspoon ground mustard
1/4       teaspoon pepper
1          garlic clove, finely chopped, or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1          egg
3          slices bread, torn into small pieces or 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1          small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1/2       cup ketchup, chili sauce or barbecue sauce

Mashed Potato "Frosting":
1           lb potatoes, peeled and cubed
2           large garlic cloves, peeled and halved
1/2        tbsp olive oil
1/4        cup sour cream
2           tbsp chicken broth
2           tbsp milk
1           tbsp butter
salt and pepper to taste
fresh chives

Slice potatoes and garlic.
Bring the potatoes and garlic to a boil in a large pot with salt and enough water to cover.
Cover and reduce heat; simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. 
Drain and return potatoes and garlic to pan. 
Add butter and remaining ingredients.
Using a masher or mixer, mash until smooth. 
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°. Line a muffin tin with liners.
In a large bowl, mix the all of the meatloaf ingredients.
Place meatloaf mixture into muffin tins filling them to the top, making sure they are flat at the top.
Bake uncovered for 18-20 minutes.
Meanwhile pour mashed potatoes into a bag for piping. If you don't have a piping kit, place mashed potatoes in a plastic bag and cut a tip off to pipe out.
Take the meatloaf cupcakes out and pipe the mashed potatoes on top, chives can be added as a garnish. Enjoy!


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