How to Make Meatloaf Cupcakes

by Tamara Letter


  • 1 Pounds Ground beef
  • ½ Cups Panko bread crumbs
  • ½ Teaspoons Dried Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Egg
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 Potatoes, cooked
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • ¼ Cups Milk
  • 1 Package dry ranch dressing
  • ⅛ Cups Diced carrots
  • Sliced green onions
  • Muffin pan
  • Ziplock bag
  • Scissors
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Step 2

    Place ground beef in a bowl.

    Step 3

    Add Panko bread crumbs.

    Step 4

    Add Italian seasoning.

    Step 5

    Add egg.

    Step 6

    Add carrots (optional, or any other veggies you like.)

    Step 7

    Mix well.

    Step 8

    Spray a muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. (Yes, my pan is ancient.)

    Step 9

    Add a little meatloaf mix to each muffin cup, pressing down and around to fill cups. *NOTE* If you want tall cupcakes, double the recipe for the meatloaf mix.

    Step 10

    Place pan in the oven and bake 20-30 minutes or until cooked to your taste (medium, well done, etc.)

    Step 11

    It will look like this when done.

    Step 12

    Meanwhile, as the meatloaf is baking, you can make your mashed potatoes. Add cooked, drained, chopped potatoes to a separate bowl.

    Step 13

    Add butter, milk, and ranch seasoning.

    Step 14

    Mix well. You will want your mashed potatoes smooth if possible. Feel free to use a hand mixer if you like.

    Step 15

    Put mashed potatoes in a ziplock bag.

    Step 16

    Snip off the corner of the bag. (Start small. You can always make the hole bigger later on if you need it.)

    Step 17

    Place meatball cupcakes on a serving tray.

    Step 18

    Use the homemade pastry bag to add mashed potatoes to the top.

    Step 19

    Like this.

    Step 20

    Sprinkle with green onions. Serve and enjoy!