Turning a comfort food into an amazing appetizer is a pretty impressive feat. With recipe, you can become the fancy chef for all your dinner parties!
These are bite-sized pieces of perfection, with the perfect combination of all your favorite things. Whether it's the bacon, the meatloaf, or the mashed potato topping, these are just so tasty you are going to love them!
- 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 (8 oz) can tomato paste
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 12 slices of bacon
- 4-6 potatoes
- 1/4 shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Wrap each slice of bacon around the edge of the cups and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together your ground beef with the bread crumbs, onion, brown sugar, egg, Dijon mustard, tomato paste, Worcestershier sauce and salt.
Separate your meat and roll it into 12 evenly sized balls and place them each in the cupcake tin, with the bacon surrounding them.
Bake for 1 hour.
While it cooks, boil 4-6 potatoes until soft. Drain and add the butter, cheddar cheese, milk, and salt and mash until they are smooth.
Scoop all the mashed potatoes into a pastry bag or use a large Ziplock with the corner cut off, and pipe the mashed potatoes on top of the cooked meat loaf cupcakes once they are out of the oven. Bake the cupcakes with the mashed potatoes on them for another 5 minutes, increasing the temperature to 400 degrees.
You are going to love these! Best of all the worlds! Bacon, check! Meat loaf, check! Cheesy mashed potatoes, super check! Everything you could possibly need is here!