Monday, January 21, 2013
Mini Meeeeat loaves
Mini Meat Loaves
1 to 2 pounds lean ground beef
1 Poblano pepper, seeded and diced
3 or 4 green onions, diced (I use the whole thing, both white and green parts)
1 heaping teaspoon minced garlic
2 Tablespoons ground flax seed
1/2 cup Panko crumbs (found in the Chinese food section)
1/3 cup salsa (any kind you like, I used a homemade chipotle for the spice)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Chipotle pepper powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (have I told you I LOVE parchment paper? It sure helps with clean up! ) If you don't have parchment paper, spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
In a large skillet over medium high heat, heat about 1 tablespoon Olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the poblano pepper and saute until slightly tender (about 3 minutes) Then add the diced green onions and garlic; saute for another 2 or 3 minutes. Remove this from heat and let cool slightly.
In a large bowl add the ground beef, poblano mixture, flax seed, Panko crumbs, egg, salsa, salt, black pepper, and chipotle pepper. Toss with a fork (or use your fingers) until the ingredients are combined. Then divide your beef mixture into 5ths or 6ths (or however mini meat loaves you want) I think I had about a pound and a half and made 5 mini loaves.
Take each piece of your burger mixture and form into a loaf shape and place on your prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes (depends on the size of your mini loaves, I baked mine for about 25 minutes), or until the juices run clear. Serve with a steamed veggie and enjoy!