In A Pinch Meat Loaf and Potato Cupcakes


1 pouch Betty Crocker® roasted garlic mashed potatoes (from 6.6-oz box)
Water, butter and milk called for on potato box for 1 pouch
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Meat Loaf Mixture:

1 lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1/4 cup Italian style bread crumbs
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon pepper


1/2 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Chopped fresh parsley


Heat oven to 375°F. Place foil baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
In 2-quart saucepan, make 1 pouch potatoes as directed on box. Stir in cheese. Set aside.
In large bowl, mix meat loaf mixture ingredients. Press about 3 tablespoons meat mixture in each muffin cup.
In small bowl, mix all sauce ingredients except parsley. Spread about 2 teaspoons sauce over meat loaf mixture in each muffin cup. Place potato mixture in decorating bag fitted with #847 or desired tip. Pipe potatoes on cupcakes.

Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center of cupcake reads 160°F. Sprinkle with parsley; serve immediately.

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