Sunday, August 23, 2015

Skinny Meatloaf 'Cupcakes'

I have always had a special love for meatloaf.
It was the first meal my hubby asked his mom to make for him when he returned home from Vietnam. (I knew he was the one for me right then too!=) 

I'm also wild about single servings, so when I saw these
adorable and delicious 'cupcakes' at Skinny Kitchen
well...we ate them soon after and really enjoyed the idea of having the
mashed taters on top. 

DE-LISH!!! Very filling and satisfying too. 

They're easy and can even be (mostly) made ahead. 


1 # extra lean ground beef or turkey
1 slice whole wheat bread
1 c. onions, diced
2 egg whites
3 Tb. ketchup
2 Tb. Worcestershire sauce 
1 Tb. spicy brown or yellow mustard
1/4 tsp. salt
fresh ground pepper, to taste

1/4 c. ketchup
1 Tb. mustard
2 tsp. brown sugar


3 c. (1#) baking taters, peeled and cubed
1/3 c. (reduced sodium) chicken broth
1 Tb. reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light
1/8 tsp. salt
fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 350. Using non-stick cooking spray, coat a 12-cup muffin tin; set aside. 

Remove crust from bread; add to blender or food process. Process until crumbs.

In large bowl, add ground beef, bread crumbs, onions, egg whites, ketchup,
mustard, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Mix together well, using your hands if necessary. 

Measuring about 1/3 c. of mixture, fill 9 muffin cups. In small bowl, mix topping ingredients.  Spread about 1 Tb. over each meatloaf.  Bake for 40 minutes. 

While baking, make the mashed potatoes.  In a medium saucepan, cover potatoes with water; bring to boil; simmer until fork tender. Drain well; mash with fork, adding butter, broth, salt & pepper. Mash until smooth, keeping warm over burner. 

Remove meatloaves from pan; place on paper towel to drain.  Top each with 2 rounded Tb. of mashed potatoes. Serve. 

Yield: 9 'cupcakes' 

From Skinny Kitchen's website:

Weight Watchers (old points) 3
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 4
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 meatloaf cupcake
154 calories, 3g fat, 0mg chol, 13g prot, 17g carbs, 2g fiber
FAT FACTS: the skinny and fat facts are the same for this recipe

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