I went to school with a kid named Phil Collins. Stories about him always included “… not the singer!”
All that to say that this week I was googling meatloaf.
I had the crazy idea that I could make a meatloaf with spinach. I have a giant bag of Costco spinach to use up before it goes bad! I found this recipe and made it with a few tweaks. I like that it doesn’t use ketchup and Worcestershire sauce has been working its way into my heart.
I used 1lb of meat and halved all the other ingredients, except for the Italian dressing of which I used 2 Tbsp. (I really don’t like cooking with salad dressing, which is why I rarely make a dinner recipe by Kraft.) Also, I substituted oatmeal for the breadcrumbs. I only have Panko breadcrumbs in the house right now and wasn’t sure how they would do in meatloaf.
I made 9 mini meatloaves using muffin tins and cooked them in the oven at 375ºF for about 23 minutes.
These were really good! If you are a saucy kind of person, you will likely feel like it needs some sort of sauce. Perhaps a bbq sauce would go well? I was thinking that these would make for a good burger. Though they didn’t hold together very well, so a little more experimenting would be necessary first.
Also, it might be interesting to replace the parmesan cheese with cheddar for a different flavour.