Recipe for Meatloaf Cupcakes with BBQ Sauce Frosting

For a meal that I can prep in advance, I like to make meatloaf. In an effort to appeal to my kiddos, I had them help me prepare it and bake the meatloaf into cupcakes. They were confused at first when I pulled out meat and not sugar but in the end, they loved their cupcake creation!

My daughter enjoyed getting her hands dirty by blending the ingredients together. I was happy to prep the meatloaf in advance and had my son help me brush on the topping before popping them into the oven. I hope your family loves this fun and simple meatloaf recipe. These cupcakes are also terrific as an appetizer!

Meatloaf Cupcakes with Ketchup and BBQ Sauce Frosting

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1 ½ lbs ground sirloin
  • ½ cup carrots-finely diced
  • ¼ cup white onion- finely diced
  • ¼ cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup ketchup for mixture plus ¼ cup ketchup for frosting
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard plus ½ tsp for frosting
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce plus 1 tbsp BBQ sauce for frosting

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, combine meat, diced carrots, diced onion, salt, pepper, garlic powder, breadcrumbs, egg and ¼ cup ketchup. Use your hands to really blend ingredients together.

3. Mold the meat to form 12 cupcake shapes and place in a lined or greased muffin tray.

4. In a small bowl, combine ¼ cup ketchup, ½ tsp mustard and 1 tbsp BBQ sauce for topping. Brush “frosting” over each cupcake.

5. Bake for 40 minutes or until cooked through.

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