Modern Mama Beef Loaf

Today is the start of May is Beef Month, so what better way to celebrate than with one of my favorite beef recipes! Today, I’m making for you my version of meat loaf. But we can’t call it just “meat” for Beef Month, so I’m putting a twist on this one with my Modern Mama Beef Loaf.

What is my favorite cut of beef? Ground beef. Not steak or roast? I love steak. Roast is my jam for Sunday dinner. BUT….ground beef is my make-life-simpler-go-to-dinner-saver-every-time. And as a rancher, wife, work-at-home-mama to a ferociously hungry, growing boy….ground beef saves the day. And apparently is it good anger management for 3-year-old boys to stir!

I’ve always loved meat loaf. But – ask my mom – I always scraped the ketchup off the top. My beef loaf never has ketchup. I add barbecue sauce for an added kick, but this recipe would really be ok without it, too.

My sweet Grandma gave me a really cool, square muffin tin. It’s really great for brownies. But it is perfect for individual beef loaves…and the best part….it saves cooking time! And it is the perfect portion size….I get one, son eats one maybe two, husband eats five.

So one last thing before I share the recipe. May is Beef Month is a time for me as a rancher to share about what we do and why we do it. Simply, our ranch is a family ranch, we take pride in caring for our cattle, we use antibiotics as tools to keep our cattle healthy, and the future of agriculture is so important to us. {click on any of those topics to read more!}

Ok, enjoy this recipe. It’s kid-friendly and rancher-husband approved!

 

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Modern Mama Beef Loaf
A modern version of meat loaf, baked in individual muffin tins for portion control and faster cooking! Kid-friendly and rancher-husband approved.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients (except barbecue sauce).
  2. Pack into greased 12-muffin tin.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, baste on as much barbecue sauce as wanted on top and return to oven and bake for 10 more minutes.
  5. Remove individual loaves from pan and drain fat as soon as out of the oven.
Recipe Notes

If making in a loaf pan, bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Remove from oven, baste on as much barbecue sauce as wanted on top and return to oven and bake for 10 more minutes. Remove loaf from pan and drain fat as soon as out of the oven.

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