Make Mini Meatloaf for a Kids Valentine's Day Dinner

Serve these tasty, little, personal-sized meatloaves for a meat selection the kids will love.  An outstanding Valentine meal when combined with our homemade, microwaved potato chips and a veggie.

Kids can help:  Add ingredients and pat into muffin tins.

Saute

  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup vidala onion
  • 1/8 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/8 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1/8 cup finely diced mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Add Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • ½ cup panko or bread crumbs
  • ½ cup dry oatmeal
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup grape jelly
  • 2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • Salt & pepper

Saute veggie mixture for about 5 minutes on medium heat.  Mix together with all other ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix well with hands.  Pat into muffin tins, filling only 1/3 full.  Top with ketchup hearts and mozzarella slice hearts, if desired.  Bake at 350 for 15 – 20 minutes, then check for doneness.  Edges should be firm and center fully cooked.

For a large meatloaf, pat into a baking dish, in a loaf shape, and bake for approximately one hour.

Kristin Fitch & Sharon Pierce McCullough