Muffin Pan Meatloaf
Here's a quick and easy way to prepare meatloaf that my grandkids love. They can help prepare it and since the meatloaf is cooked in separate portions in a muffin pan, it takes a lot less time to bake. This is a basic recipe that we use, and you can certainly modify it to fit your taste.
1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except for 1/4 c barbeque sauce. Mix well. Your kids can help you here, mixing it with their hands. Brush a 12 muffin tin with vegetable oil. Spoon 1/2 c mixture into each tin. Bake 25 - 30 minutes at 400 degrees, then top each mini-loaf with the remaining barbeque sauce and bake just another 10 minutes.
Another suggestion is instead of the barbeque sauce, use chunky salsa and 1 T. taco seasoning, and top the meatloaf with shredded taco blend cheese for the last 10 minutes.
Could be an invention! muffin pans that are supported above a "drip catch" pan -- much like a broiler pan I suppose!
I love muffin pan meatloaf! Although I do wish they would make muffin pans with the holes in the bottom so the grease could drain out.