Meatloaf Cupcake and Squished Potatoes
What you’ll need:
- Red potatoes (However many people are in your family, maybe add an extra one so dad can have two!)
- Olive Oil (I happened to have this, I’m sure vegetable oil would work just fine!)
- Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt
- Flat/shallow baking pan
- Drinking glass, preferably with a wide base
A meatloaf recipe, you can use whatever one you want (you will most likely have to double it) but this is what I used.
- 2lbs Ground Turkey
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 of an onion, chopped
- (my secret ingredient, well not anymore…) 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
- 6 tbs ketchup
- 4 tbs brown sugar
- Cupcake pan, should have a dozen regular cups
You can add another side if you wish, we had corn on the cob.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Boil the potatoes until they are fork tender (I had no idea what this meant, according to my husband it’s about 25 minutes for 5 potatoes). While boiling, get the meatloaf ready to go. Here’s where the kids can step in, one can mix up the ketchup and sugar while the other works on mixing the rest of the ingredients together. Note: Do not mix ketchup and brown sugar in with the other ingredients! (I need that note, so maybe a few others do as well!)
Once the meatloaf is all mixed together, I divided it in half, then those halves in half then those quarters into thrids. I was trying to make sure I had evenly sized cupcakes. Roll into balls and drop one into each of the cups in your pan. Then top with the ketchup and brown sugar mix. They are now ready for the oven!
Strain the potatoes and toss in oil. Place them evenly in pan and squish them flat (about a 1/2 inch high) with glass. Sprinkle them with garlic powder or salt. These are now ready for the oven!
The original instructions said to bake meatloaf for 25-30 minutes at 375 and the potatoes for 25 minutes at 400. In an effort to save time and electric, I cooked both dishes for 27 minutes at 400. Both turned out great! You can cook the potatoes longer if you wish to have them crispier. I topped the potatoes with whipped, unsalted butter.