I don’t normally post three recipes in a row like I did this week, I usually like to space them out a little bit. But since I had the whole website crashing situation I had to post all my Cabot contest entry recipes three days in a row. The more cheese, the better right?
So far I’ve posted a recipe for Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Jalapeno Cheddar Beer Dip and Cheesy Sweet Corn & Cajun Shrimp Wonton Cups. Be sure to check out those two amazing recipes, they were a huge hit!
All three recipes (including today’s) are perfect for Superbowl Sunday! They’re all bite-size, dippable and packed with a ton of cheesy goodness, thanks to Cabot Creamery!
I received free samples of Cabot Cheese mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe challenge sponsored by Cabot Creamery and am eligible to win prizes. I was not additionally compensated for my time.
Cabot Creamery is challenging Recipe ReDux members to create a healthier snack. From finger foods to hearty apps, lighten up your favorite “big game” or red carpet eats for entertaining. Cabot Creamery is a family-farmer owned cooperative of more than 1200 farms located throughout New England and New York. One-hundred (100) percent of Cabot’s profits go back to their farmers. Cheddar cheese is a protein-rich snack and naturally lactose free!
Who doesn’t love meat loaf? Before I met my boyfriend, he had never had meatloaf. Can you believe that? Meatloaf was a staple at our house as a kid. I loved the ketchup topping and would always load my slice down with it. We always, always had mashed potatoes on the side. Today’s recipe is the perfect bite-size combination of meat loaf and cheese-loaded mashed potatoes, and comes with a side of brown sugar ketchup dipping sauce.
You know what sounds like a great watch party menu? Sweet potato gnocchi with cheddar beer sauce, cajun shrimp wonton cups, and meatloaf poppers :) Since Nick will be gone on Sunday, I will most likely be found in the kitchen working on recipes for the blog, or playing with my puppy. I am not particularily a football gal. Who are yall rooting for this Sunday?
Here’s todays recipe!
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic, minced
- 1 cup carrot, grated and chopped
- black pepper, to taste
- salt, to taste
- 1 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg white
- 1.25 lb ground beef
- 1/4 cup chives, finely minced
- 6-8 Yukon gold potatoes
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups Cabot Alpine Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- 1/4 tsp salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400F. Spray a mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, and 1 tsp of the Worcestershire sauce.
- Heat the olive oil in a small skillet and saute the garlic and carrot until the carrots are soft. Season with salt and pepper, and add the remaining 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce. Add to a large bowl.
- Pour the breadcrumbs, milk, dried parsley, and onion powder to the bowl.
- Add the eggs, egg white, beef, and 2 Tbsp of the ketchup mixture. Use your hands to combine everything together well.
- Divide the mixture into the mini muffin tins. Form each portion into a small ball and pat down into the muffin tin, leaving the top domed.
- Spoon a bit of the remaining ketchup mixture over the top of each cup and spread evenly. Reserve the remaining sauce to serve on the side.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the beef is fully cooked.
- Scrub & peel the potatoes and dice. Add water to cover and boil until soft, about 10-15 minutes. Add the milk, cheese, salt and pepper and mash until smooth.
- Top with the mashed potatoes, a sprinkle of cheese and some chopped chives!
Be sure to check out the other recipes in the contest:
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Hi! I’m Emily, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and self-taught intuitive chef. I firmly believe that cooking is the simplest and most important step we can take to improve our minds and bodies and build healthier communities. Join me and let’s bring food back to the kitchen!