How to Make Meatloaf Cupcakes Topped with Mashed Potato Frosting

Tired of the same old, same old boring old meatloaf recipe? Well, we just found out how to make meatloaf cupcakes topped with mashed potato frosting. How’s that for making meatloaf new and exciting again?! If you love meat, then you’ve really got to love meatloaf. But it’s got to be done right! This new meatloaf recipe calls for a whole new way of cooking your meatloaf. When you cook the meat in a muffin tin, it tends to get even crispier and more delicious! And then adding potatoes on top? What a novel idea! The end result is so cute – meatloaf muffins with creamed potato “frosting”. What a perfect dish to take to your next potluck celebration, family gathering, or holiday dinner!

Meatloaf’s been serving us hearty meaty meals for a very long time – so long, in fact, that perhaps we’ve even started to take it a bit for granted. Meatloaf again? Really? Really! But there’s just so much you can actually do with a meatloaf recipe – take this one, for example! Just use a little of your old fashioned creativity, and the sky is the limit. If you can make meatloaf muffins, then you could probably make meatloaf cookies, pies, and crepes, too.

And, believe it or not, meatloaf has a very interesting history as well. When it comes to modern day meatloaf, we can actually thank the invention of the meat grinder for its very existence! Just think of it, before the meat grinder came along, meat had to be hand-ground. Can you imagine having to grind your meat every night before starting supper? That must have been really hard! When the electric meat grinder came along, it didn’t take very long before everyone had one in their kitchen. It really sped up the cooking process, to say the least. Now everyone could grind their own meat. And when meat-grinding got easier, meatloaf became possible! Suddenly everyone was making meatloaf for their dinner – it was delicious, frugal, and easy.

But we can trace meatloaf history to a much more distant past. Many different cultures actually have their own form of meatloaf as a staple meat dish. For example, the Romans would create a kind of meatloaf from bread soaked in wine, pine nuts, and succulent spices. In Lebanon, there was kibbeh, made from bulgur, beef, and onion. In Germany, it was popular to add boiled eggs to their meatloaf recipes. And in Medieval Europe, they added fruit, nuts, and delicious seasonings to their meat mixtures. Meatloaf could be served cold as well as hot, and it could be wrapped in ham or bacon. One of meatloaf’s greatest assets is that it is so simple, straightforward, and it’s a great way to clean out your refrigerator! You can make it with so many different ingredients – garlic, onions, celery, tomatoes, fresh parsley, chopped roasted peppers, spinach, bacon, eggs, bread crumbs, cracker crumbs, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, marmalade, honey, maple syrup, lemon, nuts, parmesan, cheddar, mozzarella, and so much more. And you can use so many different kinds of meats in meatloaf as well – like beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and turkey!

For the lovely whipped potato frosting recipe, you can also add a little bit of milk, butter, salt, minced garlic, and chopped parsley. If you don’t have a pastry or piping bag to apply the potato frosting to the meatloaf muffins, you can improvise with a plastic bag and just cut the tip off one of the corners! Voila, you are now a professional pastry chef. You can also garnish your meatloaf muffins and potato icing with a few baby spinach leaves and some chopped potatoes for a little splash of colour. Yummy! Time to go and make supper!

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