Reign On Game Day Recipe Week 12: Mashie-Topped Meatloaf Cupcakes
While our favorite players on the Patriots strive for excellence on the field, why can't we fans strive for the same quality while we cheer them on? Back by popular demand is another round of Game Day Recipes courtesy my dad, Steve Saver. Make sure you make a winning choice for your game day party with one of our Reign On Game Day Recipes.
Reign on Mashie-Topped Meatloaf Cupcakes - Week 12
Someone asked me if I am a huge football fan and is that why I do these weekly game day recipes? Yes I am a fan but I also am a fan of my son and patriotslife.com the blog he is involved in. I would do it for CelticsLife.com but I just can’t come up with that many recipes, the season would kill me and I’d be 900 lbs. anyway……
Meat and potatoes is a man’s meal, a football man’s meal, a meal that will satisfy any half time hunger.
Now grab that pastry bag or a plastic bag, stuff it with mash potatoes and start decorating the top of your meatloaf cupcakes. What you’re unsure of your manliness, afraid of a little Dolphin treatment in the living room? We all know that when watching a football game we live by a different set of rules.
1 1/4 lbs. extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)
1 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute or egg whites
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. each salt and black pepper
20 oz. (about 3 medium) white potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 1/2 tbsp. light sour cream
1 1/2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. paprika
Optional seasoning: black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with foil baking cups, or spray it with nonstick spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine all meatloaf ingredients. Thoroughly mix.
3. Evenly distribute meatloaf mixture among the muffin cups, and smooth out the tops with the back of a spoon. Bake until firm and cooked through with lightly browned edges, 20 - 25 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes, and once returned to a boil, reduce heat to medium. Cook until very tender, 15 - 20 minutes.
5. Drain and transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients for mashies except paprika. Thoroughly mash and mix.
6. Evenly top mini meatloaves with mashies, and sprinkle with paprika. Makes six servings; two cupcakes per serving. Eat up!
HG Tip!Use a piping bag to distribute the mashies. You can even create your own makeshift piping bag! Just transfer mashies to a plastic bag, and squeeze them down toward a bottom corner. Snip off that corner with scissors, creating a small hole for piping. Ta-da!
Serving Size: 2 meatloaf cupcakes – Steve says: Ya right, these are poppers .
This recipe was from hungry-girl.com
For further inspiration, Hungry Girl just released her official “Top Ate” reasons to love potatoes:
Potatoes are seriously satisfying! A study of nearly 40 common foods found that potatoes deliver the most satisfaction.
A 5.3-ounce skin-on spud (the size of a computer mouse) has 45% the daily value of vitamin C and only 110 fat-free calories. Potatoes also have fiber.
Dining out? Top a plain baked potato with salad-bar goodies like broccoli & salsa.
White veggies are underrated and provide key nutrients we need. In fact, potatoes have even more potassium than bananas.
Gluten-free alert: Potatoes are a great alternative to pasta and bread. You can even make lasagna with spud slices instead of noodles, Lillien adds.
Russets, reds, purples, fingerlings, yellows, whites & petites… So many possibilities!
HG Lisa’s favorite way to eat a potato? Twice-baked, stuffed with light cheese and veggies.
Potatoes are ALWAYS in season. “Put ’em on your grocery list today,” she says.
Thanks hungry girl even more reason to eat a manly potato.