Last Nights Dinner 10.06.09

Mini “Meat” Loaves with Brown Rice Pilaf and some sauteed Asparagus!

So these mini meatloaves were one of Kev’s favorite meals but when I stopped eating meat I stopped making them because honestly I dont like fake meat. I think it taste weird and gross. I started feeling bad because I wasnt cooking them anymore when I know that Kev loves them (not that he ever said anything), so I thought I would surprise him with them. I made his obvisously with ground beef but for me I thought I would give some fake ground crumbles another try. This time I used the Morning Star brand. I hadnt used them before and you know what- they were pretty tasty!!! I def. think they will be in our mix of dinners again.


Morning Star Ground Crumbles
Pepperidge Farm Cornbeard Stuffing(or any dried bred stuffing package- just read ingredients to make sure they are vegetarian). You’ll use about half.
Sweet Chili Sauce (or BBQ sauce or Marinara its just preference)
1 Cup of Water

2 tbsp of Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

Near East Package of Brown Rice Pilaf

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Defrost the crumble a little so you can mix them well. Mix crumbles, stuffing mix (add until there is an equal amount crumbles and stuffing- or to preference) and water until well blended. Press into 12 muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray.

2. Make indentation in center of each with back of spoon; fill evenly with sweet chili sauce.

3. Bake 35 min. or until meatloaves are done.

4. While they are cooking cook package of rice according to box.

5. In a frying pan heat olive oil and sautee up asparagus. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  1. Mmm this sounds tasty! And so simple, too. My husband loves meatloaf, but I haven’t got the energy to mix a loaf up. The muffin tins are such a great idea! And only three ingredients! I just might have to try this 🙂

  2. Seriously, your dinner posts make me sooo hungry. Currently I’m waiting for Subway because I’m a bad wife. Soon, when there is more time, I will go through all your dinner posts and choose some to make.

  3. omgosh cute! i never ever thought i would call meat loaf cute but i’ve got a thing for mini personal sized foods.

  4. Are the morning star crumbles equal to a pound of meat? or maybe two?

  5. I think I use it as a pound… ? I usually eyeball stuff though as I am making it and adjust accordingly.

  6. Yum looks really good!

  7. I was looking for a mini meatloaf recipe the other day!!! It was fun to hang out at the Liberty…hope to see you again!

  8. […] the whole weekend is from dinner tonight. It was from this enjoyable blog, and totally delicious. “Meat”loaves and green beans and rice pilaf. The original recipe called for asparagus, but I can’t handle […]

  9. I like Morning Star crumbles and use them frequently. Meatloaf is my favorite food and this recipe sounds yummy!

  10. I love your idea of making meatloaf with muffin tins (and stuffing crumbs). We usually make meatloaf in a large pan, and I always save the crispier end pieces for myself. It’s also funny– we always have asparagus and Near East, too! Good minds think alike. :o)

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