Versatile and easy meatloaf cupcakes are great for dinner, lunch or the school lunch box. Make extra as they freeze really well in an airtight container. They can even be used when you need a protein hit.

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Meatloaf Cupcakes
Nutrition Info Print Recipe
  • Prep: 10 m
  • Cook: 30 m
  • Total: 40 m
  • Servings:


Basic Recipe
  • 1 onion diced, finely
  • 1.5 lb ground beef
  • 2 medium eggs lightly beaten
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup cheese shredded/grate
Examples of Flavourings
  • 2 slices bacon diced
  • basil fresh, one handful
  • parsley fresh, one handful
  • 4 tbsp sundried tomatoes dices
  • 2 tsp dried oregano


Base Recipe
  1. Mix the diced onion, meat, eggs and salt and pepper together.
  2. Add your choice of seasonings and flavourings. I have given one example, but take a look below for a huge range of ideas.
  3. Mix all the ingredients together with your hands and place a small handful of the meatloaf mixture into muffin trays. Press gently, not too hard, otherwise they will turn into meatballs.
  4. Cover with the grated cheese, and sprinkle with grated parmesan if desired.
  5. Cook at 180C/350F
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