Sunday, 8 January 2012

Mini Meatloaves for Babies and Toddlers, mark 3

Is it wrong to post variations on a recipe?  Well I hope not and sometimes a variation could be useful for someone.  This, for example, is a gluten and wheat free mini meatloaf recipe.  Seeing as food allergies are becoming far more prevalent, it might be handy and it certainly is tasty!

Mini Meatloaves for Babies, Toddlers (and adults).  Makes 12 mini meatloaves


200g Minced (ground) beef; try to get a lean version (the cheapest mince tends to be very fatty)
3 Cooked new or salad potatoes (the waxy kind)
40g Grated Parmesan
1 Small dessert apple, or half a large apple
Ground pepper to taste


Grate the potatoes through a sharp grater (microplane 'style' graters work a treat on this kind of thing.  A traditional grater might just mash them), add to the mince, parmesan and grate in the apple including the skin.  Add in a little ground pepper, then get mushing with your hands!

Form little balls and press into a silicone mini muffin tin, or, if you don't have one, use a greased cupcake / fairycake tin.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.

Leave to cool for a bit and ensure they're not too hot before feeding to your child.

Like these?  Why not try my other meatloaf recipes; pepper meatloaf,  courgette and herb meatloaf?

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