Mediterranean Meatloaf Muffins

 

How many of you like food that is tasty?

Everyone? Yeah, I thought so.

How many of you like food that is really easy to prepare and cook?

Again, lots of hands.

And how about food that is actually healthy?

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What if I told you I can give you all three?

Oh yes, it is possible.

These Mediterranean meatloaf cakes are super easy, take less than 30 minutes to make, are fairly affordable, and overall quite healthy.  You can make a few dozen at a time and freeze them for later too, if you’re so inclined.  You can also make one large meatloaf using the same ingredients and a bread pan rather than muffins.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef, turkey, chicken or pork
  • 1/2 cup raw oats
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 small eggplant, diced
  • 3-4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup greens (spinach, kale, collards, etc)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp garlic salt

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Step 1: In a large bowl, mix  together all your ingredients.  You can also grate the vegetables if you want them even more mixed in and less noticeable.  If you don’t want to use oats, you can use breadcrumbs or crackers instead.

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Step 2: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a muffin tin with vegetable oil, and pack about 1/4-1/3 cup into each muffin depression.

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Step 3: Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until totally cooked throughout.  You can top these with gravy, traditional meatloaf sauce, or just serve em up plain like I did.  They go great with baked or mashed potatoes on the side.

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And they’re so pretty!

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