Got half an hour and a pound of ground beef? We have your next meal covered (and it’s good).
Kids can help prepare these mini meat loaves in muffin cups. For extra spice, we sometimes add 2 teaspoons chili powder and 1 cup of salsa. TAKES: 30 MIN. • MAKES: 6 SERVINGS
1 pkg. (6 oz.) stuffing mix 1 cup water
2 Tbsp. hickory smokeflavored barbecue sauce 1 lb. ground beef 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Additional hickory smokeflavored barbecue sauce, optional
1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine stuffing mix, water and 2 Tbsp. barbecue sauce. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Press 1/3 cup mixture into each of 12 ungreased muffin cups.
2. Bake meat loaves, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 160°, 18-22 minutes. Sprinkle tops with cheese; bake until cheese is melted, 2-4 minutes. If desired, serve with additional barbecue sauce.
FREEZE OPTION Cover and freeze cooled meat loaves on a plastic wrap-lined baking sheet until firm. Transfer to a resealable plastic freezer bag; return to freezer. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Place on greased shallow baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350° oven until heated through. Top with cheese as directed. 2 MINI MEAT LOAVES 330 cal., 17g fat (7g sat. fat), 67mg chol., 668mg sod., 21g carb. (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g pro.