First, I have to apologize for my somewhat extended absence. Between my litte one having surgery to correct a throat deformity and my husband stealing the computer because he is on leave for a week, I haven't really had a chance to cook, let alone blog what I have cooked.
I had defrosted the hamburger a little later than I had originally planned, so the meatloaf I intended wouldn't have been ready until late. But, cooking something in a smaller form takes less time, so that's what I did. Meatloaf cupcakes!
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
12 saltines, crushed
2 tbsp Heinz 57 Sauce
1 tbsp Ranch dressing
1 tbsp dried minced onions
1 tsp fresh minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Fill muffin cups with meat mixture. It took about a rounded 1/4 cup per muffin cup. I was able to get 11 "cupcakes".
Bake at 375 for about 20-25 minutes. Watch them closely, 30 minutes turned out to be a little long.
My boys thought these were the coolest thing every! We ate them with a little more Heinz on top, becuase it tastes good. :-)
We also did some boiled potatoes, tossed in butter, with a little cheese sauce on the side.
For an easy cheese sauce:
Melt shortening in a pan. Stir in an equal amount of flour, cook into a paste. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly to avoid lumps, until it is however thick you want it. Throw in a bunch of grated cheese, salt and pepper, and stir until the cheese melts.