…it tastes like meatloaf! If Dad is the kind of guy who love meat and potatoes then this is a great Father’s Day Dinner idea for you and the kids to enjoy cooking together!
Let the kids mix the meat and form the cupcake shapes and place them in the muffin tins. They can swirl the tops with a mashed potato swirl and add fun garnishes for the top! These adorable little pieces look just like a real cupcake and will have Dad scratching his head as to why there is a tomato on his chocolate cupcake!
It’s also a great April Fool’s Day treat! Bring them to work and let the laughter begin!
Recipe below makes 12 servings.
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons ketchup
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/2 pounds extra-lean ground beef
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1/4 cup grated onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/3 teaspoon sage
- Mashed potatoes
To make piquant sauce: In small bowl, combine brown sugar, ketchup, nutmeg and dry mustard. Set aside.
To make meatloaf cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In mixing bowl, soak breadcrumbs in milk. Add ground beef, eggs, onion, salt, pepper and sage. Mix well. Form individual portions. Place in 12 greased muffin pans or sturdy foil baking-cup liners. Cover each with piquant sauce. Bake for 45 minutes.
To make mashed-potato frosting: Meanwhile, prepare 3 cups mashed potatoes.
To decorate meatloaf cupcakes: When meat is done, carefully remove from muffin pan. Spoon dollops of mashed potatoes onto each meatloaf cupcake and swirl to mimic frosting. Or put potatoes in zip-top plastic bag, snip corner of bag and pipe potatoes in place.The recipe above is from Donna Erickson’s who has an award-winning television series, “Donna’s Day,” which airs on public television nationwide. Watch it in the Twin Cities at 7:30 a.m. Fridays on tptLife on channels 13 and 17. Sign up for Donna’s e-newsletter at donnasday.com. Her latest book is “Donna Erickson’s Fabulous Funstuff for Families.” Become a fan of Donna’s Day on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/Donnas-Day.