Individual Meatloaf Balls (THM S)
I am so happy to share these with you!! For me, when I make meatloaf, I am always worried about the center NOT getting cooked enough and having to put it back in the oven to bake longer. But with these individual meatloaf balls in the muffin tins, they cooked through perfectly! I could have made them smaller and made more but since this was a new creation they were a bit bigger. I did not put any breading in the balls at all. You could add a little oats or bread if you are NOT eating the Trim Healthy Mama way, you could even toast and crush a plan approved lavash bread and mix that in with it, but you don’t have to.
I started this at 5:00 pm so I had to hurry. I basically threw my spices and liquid aminos in the meat. I used 93% fat free ground beef. You could use regular ground beef if you like it a little more moist. You could use ground turkey if you are staying away from beef. Mix all together well.
Wonderfully delicious!! This would be an (S) if following Trim Healthy Mama. I served mine up with Bacon Garlic Green Beans (which will be on the blog soon) and Mashed Sour Cream & Chives Cauliflower. SOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOD!!! You could easily make these ahead, bake them up, save them, freeze them, eat them on a sandwich (which I am about to do). Hope you enjoy!
INDIVIDUAL MEATLOAF BALLS (S)
serves 8 to 10 people (my husband ate 3 balls)
2 lbs of your choice of meat (I used 93% fat free ground beef)
4 cups of spinach
1/4 cup of liquid aminos (I use Braggs)
1 cup of mushrooms
1 tsp of chili pepper flakes
1 tsp of onion powder
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
2 to 3 tsp of dried onion flakes
2 cups of mozzarella
1/2 cup of parm cheese
1 small can of tomato paste
1 tbsp. parm cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp of sweetener (I used truvia)
water to thin out the sauce
Mix your spices, liquid aminos and meat. Add eggs, chopped mushrooms, spinach and mix again. Add your cheese and mix well. Grease a 12 muffin tin pan and set on a cookie sheet to catch extra liquid that might falls. Divide your meat mixture amongst the tins. (you could make the balls smaller to make more) Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes then cover with your tomato sauce. Leave foil off and bake for another 15 to 25 minutes. If you make smaller balls bake for 10 minutes extra. Serve this with you favorite Trim Healthy Side dish! YUM!