Meatloaf… not the singer

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.