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Fast with Five: Chili Meat Loaf Muffins

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  • 1 lb Lean ground beef
  • 3/4 c Medium salsa
  • 1 ts Chili powder
  • 14 oz Canned red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 c Monterey jack or cheddar, shredded


This is a fun dish for kids; beans and salsa cupped in ground beef muffins and baked under melting cheese. Start the meal preparation by putting potatoes in the oven while you assemble the muffins, then as the muffins bake, grate carrots for a slaw.
In bowl, break up beef with fork; mix in 1/4 cup of the salsa, chili powder, 1/2 ts salt and 1/4 ts pepper. Divide into 8 portions; place in muffin cups. Press centre of each to form a well 3/4 inch deep and 1-1/2 inch wide.
Bake in 400F 200C oven for 10 minutes or until firm to the touch and no longer pink.
Combine beans and remaining salsa; spoon into wells. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until beans are hot and cheese has melted. Using 2 forks, remove from muffin cups. Makes 4 servings for $6.23CDN [Nov 94]
Per Serving: about 355 calories, 31 g protein, 17 g fat, 18 g carbohydrate, good source iron, very high source fibre
Fast with Five is a collection of recipes that require a maximum of five ingredients to make.
Source: Canadian Living magazine - Nov 94 Test Kitchen recipe
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