Easiest Tasty Meatloaf

Man it has been a while since I shared anything fun with the blogging world…almost a year! Just a quick recap of the last year, I became CFO at work and I now have a 3 month old boy that joins the twins <3, so not much time for exciting baking, crafting or party planning.

Anyway, now on to the reason for the post, Meatloaf! Let me preface by saying that I don’t like Stove Top stuffing AT ALL!! My husband loves it but that is the one thing that does not go on my plate at Thanksgiving (no matter how hard he tries to make me eat it 😉 )

Now a days I don’t have time to make a meal that takes longer than a half hour start to finish, but with a meal that simply takes 10 min to prepare I had to give it a shot. Not only that, but I love meatloaf (my kids actually do too!). I feel this is a very controversial food, some like it, and some don’t. Usually the people that don’t like it is a result of their childhood, “I hated the way my mom made it and it just stuck and I can’t bring myself to eat it…”. Clearly I am not one of those people.

While looking for a quick meal on Pinterest (of course), I found this Stuffing Meatloaf, it was super quick (to prepare) and we really enjoyed the result.

Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf

  • 1 Pound Ground Meat (Beef or Turkey)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Box Stuffing Mix
  • 1 Cup Water

Mix everything together, smoosh it into a loaf pan, and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes to an hour.

THATS IT!! Can you believe it, no trying to figure out what spices to put in, how much breadcrumbs, etc, just dump the box contents in and mix everything together…can’t get any easier or better than that!

Give it a shot, we all know you are as busy as me. Do it and then sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while it bakes 🙂

What is your favorite Meatloaf recipe?

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Taco Meatloaf Cupcakes

So trying to figure out what to make for dinner one day, I was going back and forth between many things, taco’s, meatloaf, or stuffed zucchini, when I decided on stuffed zucchini!

Of course I decide on this dish when 1. we don’t have any zucchini and 2. there is a torrential down pour rain storm happening!!! Whatever, I took my pregnant butt to Stop & Shop in this rain storm just to walk out of there empty handed…they had NO ZUCCHINI!!! I was not a happy camper! I mean I normally don’t shop at Stop & Shop but it was the closest to my house in this rain storm so I figured why not…HUGE MISTAKE! There was no way I was going to try another store…so I went home deciding I would figure something out when I got there!

Since I couldn’t decide between taco’s or meatloaf, I decided to make a taco meatloaf! Man that sounded good! Then I remembered how long it takes to make meatloaf and I said no way, it was already late and I was hungry! Then I remembered seeing taco cupcakes on Pinterest forever ago so I figured that was perfect…perfect size and perfect amount of time, so here it is! I was totally impressed with how these came out and I hope you enjoy!

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Taco Meatloaf Cupcakes

Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef

1/2 C bread crumbs

1/2 C Salsa

1 Cup shredded mexican (or taco) blend cheese

1 packet taco seasoning

1 Egg

1/2 C chopped onion

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray the inside of the muffin tins (I used the large muffin tin that makes 6 muffins) with Pam
  • In a large bowl, using your hands (YES YOU CAN GET THEM DIRTY!!!)  mix all the ingredients together until well blended
  • Then scoop the meat into the muffin holes, filling to the top
  • Bake for about 30-35min until the top is browned and the cheese is bubbly
  • Pop them out and devour!!

These were quick, easy and so delicious!! Try it for dinner this week, I’m sure you will love it!!