Cooking at: 375 F / 190 C / Gas Mark 5
StoveTop Stuffing™ Meatloaf and Mushroom Muffins
Yield 24 x 75 g (2.5 oz / 8 cm / 3 inch) muffins
These miniature meatloaves are moist and tasty, and with 2 of them costing just 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus®, you can enjoy them guilt free. This is a great weekend project -- they can form the basis of great quick, healthy lunches and dinners throughout the week.
- 1 cup Green Pepper (chopped, finely) 1 medium / 150 g
- 1 cup Celery (chopped, finely) 3 stalks / 125 g
- 1 cup Zucchini (grated) 80 g
- 1 cup Carrot (grated) 100 g
- 1 Onion (minced) 100 g
- 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
- 5 oz Spinach (frozen) 140g
- 1/2 cup Water 125 ml
- 1 pound Ground Beef 95% lean
- 3 Egg Whites
- 2 cans Mushroom (sliced, drained) (300 ml cans)
- 1 box Stove-Top Stuffing™
- Cooking spray
Mix together everything from the green pepper to the garlic. Put in a microwave safe container along with the frozen spinach and 125 ml (1/2 cup) water. Cover, and zap in microwave until the veggies are soft -- about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on your microwave. When done, let cool for a few minutes (optional.)
Meanwhile, mix together the hamburger, egg whites, mushrooms and stove top stuffing mix (flavour of your choice.)
Start your oven heating.
Put the veggie mixture in a strainer over a bowl and let the excess moisture drain off. Add the veggie mixture to the beef mixture, along with 125 ml (1/2 cup) of the water you drained off (add the rest to your stock container in the freezer for soup.)
Spray the muffin tins lightly with cooking spray. Divide the mixture up amongst 24 muffin tins. We used ones with 8 cm (3 inch) cups.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until an instant read meat thermometer shows 80 C (176 F) inside the muffins.
You can add additional seasoning such as a teaspoon of oregano, a teaspoon of basil, some ground rosemary, a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, prepared mustard, etc. It probably doesn't need salt owing to the stuffing mix. 3 egg whites is 6 tablespoons of egg white from a carton. Optional: put a thin slice of tomato on top, or, in a muffin cup when it is half full, then finish topping up with meat mixture. The only downside to the middle is that one or two may slide apart on you when serving.
Courses Beef; Skinny Food
The total Weight Watchers PointsPlus® value for the recipe is 37. When divided into 24 muffins (weighing 75 g / 2.5 oz) , it’s 3 points for 2 muffins, 2 points for 1. If you bake them in a differently sized muffin cup pan, divide the total of 37 points accordingly.
* Weight Watchers Points™ calculated by CooksInfo.com. Not endorsed by Weight Watchers® International, Inc, which is the owner of the Points® registered trademarks.