Make meatloaf night something the kiddos will talk about with this meat-loaf mug recipe.
1 pound ground beef, extra lean
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1 large egg
1 (5.5 oz) can vegetable juice
1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup carrots, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup ketchup
Stir together beef, oats, eggs, vegetable juice, onions, carrots, salt and pepper in a big bowl
Divide mixture evenly into four portions.
Shape each portion into a ball.
Place each ball into an 8-oz. microwave-safe coffee mug
Line the bottom of the microwave with a sheet of waxed paper in case juices from the meat loaves bubble out.
Place mugs in a circle on top of the waxed paper.
Cover mugs with another big sheet of waxed paper.
Microwave for 11-minutes on medium-high.
Check for doneness by cutting into meatloaves with a knife and fork. If any are still pink inside, microwave them for 30-seconds more and check again for doneness.
Carefully remove each mug from the microwave using oven mitts.
Divide ketchup evenly on top of the meat loaves; cover with waxed paper and let stand 2-minutes.
Excerpted fromTime for Kids: Kids int he Kitchen Cookbook © 2013 Time Home Entertainment. May not be reprinted without publisher permission