Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Good Ideas: Meatloaf in Muffin Tins Wrapped in Speck

This is such a great idea. It takes a boring weeknight meatloaf and brings it to new heights. These would also be a great for Super Bowl Sunday.

Line a 12 cup muffin tin with slices of speck (smoked prosciutto) and mound some meatloaf mixture into the cups. The smoked ham crisps up and creates these wonderful cups so you can hold the meatloaves like muffins and eat them with your hands (my favorite way to eat).

My Meatloaf Recipe Wrapped in Speck, Baked in Muffin Tins:

2 1/2 lbs. of ground meatloaf mix (I use pork and beef)
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 cup of ketchup
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup of dried breadcrumbs
1 egg
1/4 cup of fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
salt & black pepper
12 slices of speck (smoked prosciutto from Italy)*

*you can also use smoked bacon if you can't find speck

Cook the onion and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add the cooked onion mixture to a large bowl and add the chopped meat and the rest of the ingredients, adding the egg in last. Mix lightly with your hands (if you can stand it).

Take a slice of speck or prosciutto or bacon and drape it around the inside of each muffin cup.

Using an ice-cream scoop, scoop a mound of meatloaf mixture into each speck wrapped cup.

Bake in a 350F oven for 30-40 minutes until the top of the meat is browning and the speck is crisping up. Let rest a few minutes before unmolding onto a platter.

I dot each meatloaf muffin with some of this AMAZING ketchup homemade in New Jersey. It is so good, almost like a tomato jam.

Pick up with your hands and eat!


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Claudia said...

I've been doing meatloaf in small loaf tins to help "he-who-does-know-know-portion-control." The addition of speck really makes me want to do this (and that lovely ketchup - never did ketchup look so good).

Jessica said...

I will be making these for super bowl on Sunday! Thanks for posting!

Lucia said...

Dear Stacey, I love your recipes, all that vegetables ones and this last is also great....I am definetly your new follower! Lucy from http://lucylovetobake.blogspot.com/

Joanne said...

This would have definitely gotten me to eat my meatloaf as a kid!

Christine said...

I've always loved meatloaf, from my mom's version to Pate de Boeuf a la Ma Cousine (from a French cooking class). These sound too good to pass up! They'll be on the menu shortly. Great idea with speck. Thanks for the alternates of smoked prosciutto/bacon! I'll bet they freeze well too...important when there's just one person vs. twelve "muffins". :)

Online Parenting Class said...

meat! i love this recipe!

lea said...

I love anything I can eat with my hands! That Jersey ketchup looks amazing!

PriscillasMom said...

Awesome idea! Thank you so much! GO GIANTS!

Suzanne said...

These are absolutely awesome! Made them last night. My husband did not even put ketchup on them! And he thought the bacon around them was heaven. Just have to say it was a little messy in the oven, but worth it.
Thanks for the recipe!

Proud Italian Cook said...

What a great idea, I love little muffin things. Last week I made mini frittatas in muffin pans, but I had a heck of a time getting them out and I don't know why!

Oui, Chef said...

Oohhh, like a hand-held meat pie without the crust....brilliant!