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Meatloaf "Cupcakes"

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Everyone loves cupcakes! Those sweet little bites of sugary goodness; they're small enough to make you feel like you're not wolfing down calories, but big enough to satisfy you! Cupcakes are just life's way of saying, "Go on, it's not that much, just take a bite!" 

Whenever you bite down into a moist, fluffy cupcake with colorful icing, your sweet tooth dances and your taste buds sing. So what if we mess with that glorious expectation of sugary goodness and replace it with... meatloaf!?

This recipe for disaster puts meatloaf in the familiar cupcake shape and ices them over with a lovely mashed potato icing.
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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Meatloaf Ingredients:
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 an onion
  • 1 cup oats
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 8oz can tomato paste
Mashed Potato "Icing" Ingredients:
  • Potatoes
  • Milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Food coloring
Equipment
  • Foil cupcake liners
  • Spoon
  • Cupcake tin
  • Butter knife/offset spatula
  • Bowl
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Pot

Step 2: Making the Meatloaf

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Meatloaf is relatively easy to make. In a sense, it's kind of like making huge meatballs! You can use your own meatloaf recipe, too. This recipe is my stepgrandmother's, and really easy to use. 

First, in a large bowl, break up the ground beef with your hands. You can also use ground chicken, turkey, or pork. 

Step 3: Add Salt and Pepper

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Add salt and pepper to taste. You can put it as much or as little as you like.

Bear in mind that while you can add as much salt and pepper, less is more. It's always easier to put in more flavor, but harder to get out. 

Step 4: Add Oats

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Next, add in your cup of oats.

I had pretty big oats, but no worries. As you mix the rest of your ingredients, they'll break down. Mix the oats in until there are no oats on the bottom of your bowl.
Greenman21 month ago
Cool
I love meatloaf and potatototototos
Lorddrake1 year ago
awesome concept.
MEATLOAF AND CUPCAKES,SUPER HARD CORE AND TASTY
ninjacow2582 years ago
Hmm I wonder. Has anyone done a taste test? In step 7 it looked sort of potent o.,o^.....but it would make for the best prank ever!
Dydrmr0183 years ago
Better still, use a piping bag to pipe the mash onto the 'cup cake'.
jsut think of all the people i could pull this on (even though its past april 1st) gets me excited
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