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April Fool’s Meatloaf Recipe April 3, 2012

Filed under: Recipes Worth Sharing — Michelle Ferguson @ 9:51 pm

This recipe is what I made for our April Fool’s Dinner.  I convinced my little ones I was serving cupcakes for dinner.  Little did they know, it was really mashed potato-covered meatloaf cupcakes!  The recipe comes from  The meatloaf is really good, and when I make it again (for a normal dinner), I will double this recipe and put it into a loaf pan, cooking it a little longer.

Meat Loaf

1 lb. lean ground beef

1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1 cup Monterey Jack cheese

3 TBSP ketchup

1 egg

1/2 tsp celery salt

1/4 tsp pepper


3 cups mashed potatoes

Food coloring

Heat the oven to 375 degrees.  Line 12 muffin tin cups with foil bake cups.  In a large bowl, mix together all of the meat loaf ingredients until well combined.  Divide the mixture evenly among the lined cups (the liners should be about 3/4 full).  Place the filled muffin tins on a cookie sheet and bake the cupcakes for about 15 minutes or until cooked.  Divide the mashed potatoes among three small bowls and stir a few drops of food coloring into each batch to create blue, yellow, and pink pastel frostings.  Spread a generous dollop on each cupcake.

So, try this recipe next April Fool’s and see if you can pull it off!  If you can’t wait that long, try it for dinner tonight.  You won’t be disappointed!


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