Mini Meatloaves

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

1 lb ground beef

½ yellow onion, finely chopped

1 glove garlic, finely chopped

2 tablespoons Italian flat leaf parsley, rough chop

2 eggs

1 sleeve of saltines, crushed or ½ -3/4 cup bread crumbs

3 tablespoons ketchup or your favorite BBQ sauce

6 – 1 inch cubes of your favorite cheese, I prefer Fontina or Mozzarella

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a large mixing bowl, add the ground beef, onion, garlic, parsley, BBQ sauce and eggs.  Mix well together and then add in the crushed saltines or bread crumbs.  The meatloaf should be somewhat “sticky”, but not too wet.  With your hands, take about ½ – ¾ cup of the meatloaf mixture and form it into a thick mini loaf shape.  Press the cheese cube into the center of the loaf.  Press into a large muffin pan; the meatloaf should come to just about the top of the pan.  Spread some additional BBQ sauce on the top and about halfway through the cooking process, add a bit more grated cheese.  Cook the mini meatloaves for about 30-40 minutes.  Remove from muffin tins and serve. 

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