These Easy Meatloaf Muffins have become one of my favorite dinner recipes when there is just the two of us.
With just 3 ingredients, they are not only easy to prepare, but they taste absolutely delicious.
It is a true comfort food dish that doesn’t require a ton of ingredients. Simply mix the 3 ingredients together and place them in the muffin pan.
And in less than 30 minutes, dinner will be on the table! It has become a regular in our house, and I am sure it will be in your house as well!
Easy Meatloaf Muffins
1. Lean Ground Beef
Standard meatloaf is made with ground beef. I prefer to use lean ground beef that has a 90/10 lean to fat ratio. However, you could also make this recipe using ground turkey or chicken.
Although, because those types of ground meat have a lower fat content and tend to dry out quicker, you may need to add a little extra milk to the mixture.
2. Boxed Stuffing Mix
Classic boxed stuffing mix is the binding agent in this recipe. And because a full box of stuffing mix is way too much to eat for two people, I always have extra on hand.
In fact, after I made my Crock Pot Chicken & Stuffing Casserole this week, I had half of the package leftover. Therefore when I was looking for something to make for dinner later in the week, this recipe came to mind.
You can use whole milk, low-fat milk or even skim milk for this recipe. In addition, you can substitute any plant-based milk variety as well.
Although this recipe only requires the 3 above ingredients, you can also add ketchup or barbecue sauce to the top of the meatloaf muffins to add more flavor.
Simply spread the sauce on top of each muffin before or after baking. However, I prefer to eat mine plain or to serve the sauce on the side for dipping.
The choice of whether you want to add the sauce on top, on the side, or not at all is totally based on your personal preference.
The first step in making these 3 Ingredient Meatloaf Muffins is to prepare a standard size muffin tin. Spray two holes of a 6-hole muffin tin with non-stick spray and set aside.
Then preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
In a medium size bowl add the ground meat, boxed stuffing mix and milk. Use a fork to combine the ingredients until just incorporated. It is important to not over mix.
Otherwise the meatloaf will turn out dense and tough to chew.
Once combined, divide the mixture in half. Then gather one half of the mixture and lightly pat the meat together in the palm of your hand.
Place the meat into one hole of the prepared muffin pan. Form the meatloaf muffin by mounding the meatloaf slightly over the top of each cup.
Repeat the process to form the other muffin.
Brush the tops with ketchup or barbecue sauce if desired.
Place in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes. Check the internal temperature of the meatloaf muffins and continue to cook until the internal temperature reaches 155°-160°F (68°C – 71°C) when checked by a digital food thermometer.
Remove the muffin tin from the oven and let the pan sit for 5 minutes before serving.
What To Serve With Meatloaf Muffins
If you are looking for a great side dish recipe to serve with this dish, here are some of my favorites:
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- Garlic Butter Smashed Potatoes
- Air Fryer Ranch Potatoes
- Air Fryer Green Beans
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Cowboy Caviar
- Instant Pot Baked Potatoes
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- 1/2 pound lean ground beef
- 2 ounces boxed stuffing mix
- 1/8 cup milk
- Ketchup or Barbecue sauce
- Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray and set aside. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).
- Add the ground meat, stuffing mix and milk to a bowl. Mix until just incorporated Do not over mix.
- Evenly divided the meat into the prepared muffin pan, mounding the meat loaf slightly over the top of each cup. Brush the tops with Ketchup or barbecue sauce if desired.
- Place in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 155°-160°F (68°C - 71°C)
Remove from the oven and let the pan sit for 5 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 361Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 102mgSodium 493mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 0gSugar 9gProtein 34g
Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.