Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Muffin Tin Meatloaves

I was asked to post this recipe. It's definitely kid friendly. It's low fat and has carrots and zucchini hidden in it so the kids don't know it's in there. It's not even a Sneaky Chef recipe. It was in a low fat cookbook. I served it with brown rice and asparagus with a browned butter sauce. Awesome! I sound like my 1st grader. Of course the minis didn't eat asparagus. I gave them green peas which mini#1 had to mix with applesauce to get down. Hey. Whatever works.


1 1/2 lbs lean ground turkey
1/2 lb lean ground beef (93/7)
1 cup shredded zucchini (about 1 small zucchini)
1/2 cup shredded carrots (about 1 small carrot)
1/4 of a grated onion (I grated so kids couldn't see onion)
2 egg whites
1 cup soft breadcrumbs (I used canister plain crumbs I had)
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsp poultry or Italian seasoning (I used a little of both)
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup ketchup

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine turkey, beef, shredded
vegetables, onion, egg whites, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce,
poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Using your hands, squeeze
together until evenly mixed.

Pack the meat mixture into 12 muffin cups. There is no need to
grease the pans. These can be made up to one day in advance.
If doing so, cover tightly and refrigerate. Just prior to baking,
top with ketchup. Bake for 30 mins. Unmold from muffin cups
and serve. Per serving: Calories: 235 Protein: 37 g Fat: 5 g
(Saturated: 2 g) Carb: 9 g Fiber: 1 g


30 asparagus spears, washed and trimmed (1 1/2 lb)
cooking spray
kosher salt/pepper
2 tbsp butter (not margarine)
2 tsp low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange asparagus in a single
layer on a baking sheet and coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle
with salt/pepper. Bake for 13-15 mins until tender.

Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat; cook 3 mins.
or until lightly browned, shaking pan occasionally. Remove from
heat; stir in soy sauce and vinegar. Drizzle over asparagus,
tossing well to coat. Yummy!!!!


Tickled Pink Designs said...

Thanks for posting the recipe! I will put it on my list for this week. The boys even like asparagus, so the whole meal looks like a winner! Thanks :)

Pink in a sea of blue said...

Wow! They eat asparagus, too! You are lucky! Let me know how you like it. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh yes - that family is full of hotties. There are at least three Staal brothers playing hockey right now. I can't remember if the third is playing college or pro, and there might even be a fourth brother.

How did your kids like the game? We haven't taken the girls yet, but hope to take E next year once she calms down a bit. I don't think she'd make it through an entire game.

Anonymous said...

Hmm... I just did a web search. There are four of them. The youngest, Jared, is as cute as Eric and Jordan. Their brother Marc though, not so much. Poor guy. Must be hard to be the only plain one in the family.

Pink in a sea of blue said...

My youngest will be 3 next month. He loves sports and did surprisingly well at his 1st hockey game. We did leave early though. They were starting to get a little wild in the box and we were with hubby's co-workers. Poor Marc. Eric and Jordan are definitely cuties.