By Popular Demand

The recipe for Meatloaf Muffins!  It can be found on Rachael Ray’s website, too.  Dave also makes Stuffin’ Muffins for Thanksgiving and they are FABULOUS.  Say what you will about Rachael Ray not being a gourmet, but she has some decent recipes.


  • Vegetable oil or extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), for pan
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin
  • 1 small yellow onion, cut into quarters by a grown-up helper (GH)
  • 1 small green bell pepper
  • A splash of milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grill seasoning, such as McCormick brand Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • 1 cup smoky barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup tomato salsa
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 450°F. Brush a 6-muffin tin with vegetable oil or EVOO.

Put ground beef into a big bowl.

Put onions into a food processor.

Cut the bell pepper in half and rip out the seeds and the white stuff and throw it away.

Cut the pepper into a few pieces (ask your GH for help if you need it) and add to the food processor.

Pulse the food processor to finely chop the onion and bell pepper. Add to the meat bowl.

Whisk the milk into the beaten egg and add to meat. Add breadcrumbs and grill seasoning.

In a small bowl, mix together the barbecue sauce, salsa and Worcestershire sauce.

Pour half the sauce mixture into the bowl with the meatloaf mix. Mix the meatloaf together with your hands.

Wash your hands well after handling the raw meat.

Use a large ice cream scoop to put the meat into the muffin tin.

Top each “muffin” with a spoonful of reserved sauce. Bake about 15 minutes. Ask your grown-up helper (GH) to cut open one muffin to test if it’s cooked through.


*It should be noted here that my role in the preparation of the Meatloaf Muffins is limited to hanging around the kitchen asking “Are they DONE yet?  GOD.  I’m STARVING.”  It’s essential, really, to keep Dave on task by alerting him to my level of hunger.

2 thoughts on “By Popular Demand

  1. Oh, I don’t need a “helper” I need someone to full-on prepare these from start to finish! This is Dave’s show and I am but a willing, happy consumer of the goods!

    But if I did try to make these, I’d probably need adult supervision. And Poison Control on speed dial.

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