Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Mini Meatloaves with Barbecue Sauce, Potatoes and Cheese

Love making individual servings from time to time! Really works well for us, especially over the Spring and Summer, when we spend many weekends in our 5th Wheel Camper, since the hubs is the manager of a military rec area/campground.  If I have some of these pre-made and frozen, it makes for a very easy, quick dinner when on the go!  Doesn't sacrifice goodness, but is so convenient!

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1-2 tbls garlic powder
1-2 tbls minced, dried onion
1-2 tsp course ground black pepper
1 egg
1/2-3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup barbecue sauce (preferably homemade); plus more for spooning over top
1-2 cups frozen, cubed potatoes (make your own)
1-2 cups shredded Colby and Monterey Jack Cheese (could also use shredded sharp cheddar cheese)


Spray 4-6 individual 4" aluminum foil round pans with cooking spray.  Evenly add potatoes to each pan and top with shredded cheese.  Mix ground beef and next 6 ingredients together until well blended; shape into rounded patties.  Add one pattie on top of each pan; press down to cover potato and cheese.  Top each with a Tbls or 2 of the barbecue sauce.  Bake in 450 oven 30 minutes or until done and meat is cooked through; top with more shredded cheese if desired.

* Note - serve with a tossed salad or veggie.  Freezes well.