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Salsa Meatloaf Bites

December 5, 2012

So, I have a husband who doesn't care for meatloaf. I've attempted it various ways and this is only one of two ways he'll eat it. I really shouldn't complain, he pretty much loves everything else I make. Can't win them all, right? :)

These meatloaf bites are so cute! At three to four bites per meatloaf, these are PERFECT for kids. Silas actually saw me editing the photos for this post and asked me where they were because he wanted one! Cutie pie. 

Salsa Meatloaf Bites
makes about 12 mini meatloaves

1lb lean ground beef
2 tablespoons dried, minced onion
1 egg
16 buttery crackers (I used Club crackers)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup chunky salsa, divided

Place crackers in a ziploc bag, seal, and crush. This is a great job to get the kids involved in the kitchen! Meanwhile, place ground beef, onion, egg, 1 cup shredded cheese, and 1/2 cup salsa in large mixing bowl. Add crushed cracker crumbs and mix to thoroughly combine ingredients (hands work best). Press meat mixture evenly among 12 muffin cups. Bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes, test to be sure meat is no longer pink and reaches internal temperature of 160 degrees or above. Top each meatloaf with a spoonful of remaining salsa and sprinkling of cheese. Bake an additional 5 minutes until cheese is melted.

I served this with a side salad and some rice with corn. Yum!

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17 comments on "Salsa Meatloaf Bites"
  1. Yum. I love this idea and it must be delicious with the cheddar cheese!

  2. Oh these look awesome! Can't wait to give them a try :)

  3. Yum these are happening this week

  4. Oh WOW...these look so incredibly yummy!

  5. Oh my, these look delicious, Kelly. I would love for you to link up to my Tasty Thursdays link party going on right now. Thanks, Nichi

  6. I'm always looking for new twists on meatballs. I've never thought of salsa. Thanks for the great idea! I'll be making these tonight.

  7. This looks super yummy and a great weeknight dinner! Can't wait to try!

  8. my guys would love these!

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  9. Oh these look so yummy! I've pinned to make really soon.
    I saw you sharing at It's So Very Cheri Linky Party.
    Debbie :)

  10. These sound Perfect for a twist on Mexican Night around here! I need to try these soon! Thanks for Sharing

  11. These sound delicious. Great for entertaining!

  12. Hi Kelly,
    We will really enjoy your Salsa Meatloaf Bites, great idea. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. Just had to come by and say I made these for dinner tonight and they were a huge hit so thank you

  14. I love to do bite size food too. It also makes my little one more likely to eat it! Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures

  15. I made a version of this and wrote about it here. Did anyone else have a problem with the meat not browning because the fat had no where to go?

    They were still really tasty, but next time I will just shape into balls and bake on a cookie sheet so the fat has some place to drain.

    Thank you so much for sharing your tasty recipe.