These look like a little cupcake with the meat inside of a muffin pan and mashed potato icing. My kids eat these up quickly.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix ground beef, saltine crackers, onion, green bell pepper, milk, egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, black pepper, and seasoned salt together in a bowl.

  • Stir ketchup and brown sugar together in a bowl. Spoon ketchup mixture into the bottom of each muffin cup of a 6-cup muffin tin.

  • Fill muffin cups with beef mixture, leaving 1/2-inch space on the top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Drain fat from muffin cups.

  • Top each 'cupcake' with mashed potatoes and Cheddar cheese.

  • Continue baking until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

489 calories; protein 22.7g 45% DV; carbohydrates 53.7g 17% DV; fat 20.5g 32% DV; cholesterol 100mg 33% DV; sodium 1121.5mg 45% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2014
This are really good and fun! I used a 12-cup cupcake pan. Even following the recipe, there was too much mixture to make only 6. The mixture filled 8 of the cups. I assume a 6-cup muffin tin has larger cups (like jumbo muffins) than my 12-cup pan. I ended up putting the mashed potatoes on the side (with gravy). My young grandbaby doesn't like her food to "touch" anything else on her plate so I thought the potatoes on the side would be best for her. Unfortunately, she had seen me add the onions and green pepper to the mixture while she was doing her homework so she pretty much nixed them before they were even on the table. Although these did not please the picky child, the rest of us enjoyed them very much! I received repeated compliments on these meatloaf cupcakes. I will definitely make them again. I will probably double the recipe and freeze the leftovers for a future meal. Thanks for the recipe, matykada! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/11/2016
It was okay I used carrot instead of peppers. The meatloaf tasted a little burned when the cupcakes Read More
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128 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 104
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2014
This are really good and fun! I used a 12-cup cupcake pan. Even following the recipe, there was too much mixture to make only 6. The mixture filled 8 of the cups. I assume a 6-cup muffin tin has larger cups (like jumbo muffins) than my 12-cup pan. I ended up putting the mashed potatoes on the side (with gravy). My young grandbaby doesn't like her food to "touch" anything else on her plate so I thought the potatoes on the side would be best for her. Unfortunately, she had seen me add the onions and green pepper to the mixture while she was doing her homework so she pretty much nixed them before they were even on the table. Although these did not please the picky child, the rest of us enjoyed them very much! I received repeated compliments on these meatloaf cupcakes. I will definitely make them again. I will probably double the recipe and freeze the leftovers for a future meal. Thanks for the recipe, matykada! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2014
These are amazing!! So full of flavor! The only thing i had trouble with is making the potatoes look pretty on top! The kids and hubby loved them! I will definately make these again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2014
The meatloaf was EXCELLENT but the sauce was lacking. It was so overly sweet and lacking any balance. I added 1/2 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp roasted garlic powder, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1/4 tsp seasoned salt. Next time I'll cut the sugar way back, at least in half if not more. I would recommend using thicker potatoes for this as I tried to be lazy with instant potatoes and they never really set up on top of the "cupcake." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2015
Loved them. To deal with Angela's problem; I put the mashed potatoes in a pastry bag and used the largest tip I had. A little finely shredded Wisconsin sharp cheddar on the top and you have a tasty and nice looking meal. Oh and with 4 grandsons...ya gotta use a 12 cup muffin tin and double the recipe. (;o) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2014
Absolutely loved this recipe! I put a chunk of cheddar cheese in each one and instead of cups I used turkey bacon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2015
We had this today (April Fool's Day) at my Bible Study. Thought we were having cupcakes. They were decorated with Turquoise Icing (she used food coloring in the potatoes). Friend who made them just smiled until we tasted them. What a surprise. And they were delicious! I couldn't wait to get home and find the recipe for myself. Thank you so much Karen for this unique recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2016
This was very good, fairly easy, and the kids loved it. I made it as is, except I changed the sauce. I used 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup ketchup, and 4 tsp of apple cider vinegar. That cuts some of the sweetness others were complaining about. You can also use balsamic vinegar which gives it more of a barbeque sauce flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2014
Fun way to serve for kids and they were delicious. Only a pain to clean the muffin pan. LOL Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2015
I have a really picky eater at home. Four of them actually. My girls didn't want me to make meatloaf until I found this recipe. My son ate it without arguing. Hubby was the first one to eat when he hardly eats at home. This was just awesome. Used extra large cupcake loners and was able to make seven. Very big. Very good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/11/2016
It was okay I used carrot instead of peppers. The meatloaf tasted a little burned when the cupcakes Read More
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