Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mini Cheddar Mustard Meatloaves

This is another Everyday Food Recipe and as usual, it was a success! THese were very good - I loved the small size and the cheddar was fab. That said, they really were more reminiscent of burgers, especially with the mustard and ketchup. Not that that is a bad thing - I love burgers and dont love classic meatloaf. Overall - very yummy!

Serves 4

2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon honey mustard
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 pound ground beef chuck
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1 cup shredded white cheddar (about 4 ounces) use a good quality sharp cheddar - trust me its worth it!!
Coarse salt and ground pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with oil. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons mustard and ketchup.
In a medium bowl, combine beef, egg, panko, 1/2 cup cheddar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and teaspoon pepper. Form into four 2-by-4-inch loaves; place on baking sheet. Brush with mustard mixture; top with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar.

Transfer meatloaves to upper rack of oven. Bake until loaves are cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes, rotating sheets after 10 minutes. Remove loaves from oven.

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