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Friday, March 18, 2011

Rachael Rays Mini Meatballs

It was good today. I pureed mom some real food and you all know how I hate doing that. But I love meatloaf but hate waiting for it to cook. I am always hungry and in a hurry so Rachael Ray did mini meatloaves on her show one day and I decided to try them today. I did not have all the fancy ingredients she puts in hers but I changed it up a bit and made my own with what I had in the refrigerator and cabinet. Anyway they were so good I wanted to share with mom. Well here they are  before and after . I had to test the pureed mess to make sure it was not to hot  for mom and it tasted good. Might not look good purred but believe me they tasted good and mom ate them all up. Here's Rachael's Fancy Recipe . Or you can click on  the title of this post to go to her site.  I only had ground beef. And mine only had catsup on it no fancy gravy . LOL!!!

1/2 pound ground beef

1/2 pound ground pork

1/2 pound ground veal

2 cups (about 2 large handfuls) breadcrumbs

3 sprigs sage, leaves removed from stems and chopped

1 cup (about 1 large handful) parsley, chopped

1/2 bunch scallions, finely chopped on an angle

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 egg

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 pints grape tomatoes

Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), for drizzling

1/2 medium red onion, sliced

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 to 1 1/2 cups beef stock

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

In a large bowl, mix ground beef, pork, veal, breadcrumbs, sage, parsley, scallions, Worcestershire sauce, egg, salt and a palmful of freshly ground black pepper.

Using a 6-cup muffin pan, divide the meat mixture into 4 equal parts and scoop the portions into four of the muffin cups. Bake the mini meatloaves until cooked through and golden on top, about 30 minutes.

While the mini meatloaves are cooking, toss the grape tomatoes and onion slices onto a baking sheet along with a drizzle of EVOO, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Once the meatloaves have been in the oven for about 15 minutes, put the tray of veggies in and roast until the onions are caramelized and the tomatoes have burst open, about 15 minutes.

While the tomatoes and onion are roasting away, get the roux started: Melt the butter in a medium-size skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the flour over the melted butter, cook for 1-2 minutes, then add the balsamic and stock to the pan, whisking to incorporate. Cook until thickened, then remove it from the heat and reserve.

Remove the mini meatloaves and the tomatoes from the oven and set the meat aside to rest for about 5 minutes.

Add the roasted tomatoes and onion to the sauce and break up the veggies with a potato masher. Serve one mini meatloaf per person with a hearty ladle of the tomato balsamic



  1. Sounds delicious! Have another good day, Karen.


  2. That sounds so good Karen..and just feel the loving energy you used in the making . So glad it was appreciated by your Mum and thanks for sharing onwards.
    Chris UK

  3. Thank you for sharing this.Have agood from holland

  4. Thanks ! And I am so glad to have visiters from so far away. Come back soon.


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