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Meatloaf Cupcakes

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1 pound of ground sirloin
1 pound of ground chuck
1/2 loaf of sliced French bread submerge in water
1/2 small diced sweet onion
1/2 small diced red bell pepper
1/2 small diced green bell pepper
1/4 cup of chopped fresh basil
2 finely minced cloves of garlic
1 cup of finely grated Parmesan cheese
4 whisked eggs
Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Southwest Meatloaf
1/2 cup of your favorite salsa
1/2 cup of shredded Mexican cheese blend
2 tablespoons of sliced green onions

BBQ Meatloaf
1/2 cup of caramelized onions
1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce

Country Meatloaf
1/2 cup of ketchup
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of light brown sugar
2 teaspoons of dry ground mustard
2 Yukon potatoes
2 heaping tablespoons of sour cream
1 ounce of unsalted butter
Kosher salt and ground white pepper to taste

Bacon Meatloaf
3 slices of bacon
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of light brown sugar
2 teaspoons of dry ground mustard


Squeeze the drenched French bread free of any liquid and add to a large bowl with the ground meat and all other prepared vegetables, eggs and seasonings until completely combined.
Once combined form 12 large meatloaf balls and place in a cupcake tin lined with jumbo foil baking cups.

Top off 3 meatloaves with salsa, cheese and green onions.

Evenly distribute the caramelized onions on 3 meatloaves and top off with BBQ sauce.

In a large pot of boiling salted water, boil the potatoes until cooked through.  Once cooked, drain and add back to the pot along with sour cream, butter, salt and pepper and mash.  In a separate small bowl, whisk together ketchup, vinegar, soy, brown sugar and mustard.  spread on the glaze over 3 meatloaves and top off with heaping spoonfuls of mashed potatoes.

Wrap 3 meatloaves in bacon and top off with the same ketchup-soy-brown sugar glaze as the country meat loaf.

Place the cupcake pan in the oven on 375° and cook for 30 to 35 minutes or until cooked through.

Serve with remaining toppings.

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Meatloaf Cupcakes

Meatloaf Cupcakes

Chef Billy Parisi

By Chef Billy Parisi

Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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