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Meatloaf Cupcakes – With A Secret Ingredient

A fun way to serve meatloaf that the whole family will love. Use any ground meat you like and enjoy every bite!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, meatloaf
Servings 4


  • 1 pound lean ground meat, I use beef, chicken or turkey meat, all work great. This time I used lean ground chicken for this recipe
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs or bread crumbled up, whatever you have on hand
  • 3/4 tsp sea or kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper or to taste
  • 1 tsp each garlic and onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 small jar baby food carrots – this is the secret ingredient!
  • more ketchup to drizzle over each cupcake


  1. 1.Preheat oven to 380 degrees, spray 6 muffin cups with olive oil or butter cooking spray. Set aside

    2.In a large bowl, mix all ingredients with a large spoon until combined. You may need to get in there with clean hands to make sure all ingredients are combined. Try not to over mix.

    3.Using a large ice cream scoop or two large soup spoons, scoop into muffin cups.

    4.Drizzle a little ketchup on top of each meatloaf muffin.

    5.Bake for about 25 minutes or until the tops seem firm. Test by cutting into one or test from the bottom of one cup to make sure meat is completely cooked.

    Serve with your favorite potato or pasta. Enjoy!