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April Fools' Meatloaf Cupcakes

April Fools' Meatloaf Cupcakes have been a yearly tradition in our house. Make our easy meatloaf cupcakes recipe that has a meatloaf cupcake and mashed potato buttercream.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Courtney

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 small onion , chopped, sautéed with a little olive oil.
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 piece of whole wheat bread , broken up into little pieces
  • 1/8 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • (for the top, 1/3 cup ketchup, 1 teaspoon mustard, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce)
  • Mashed Potato “Buttercream”
  • 3 large red potatoes
  • 1/2-3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  • Meatloaf:
  • Pre-heat oven 350.
  • Mix all ingredients by hand, do not over mix.
  • Roll meatloaf into giant meatballs, and try to form into the cupcake liners, remember they shrink!
  • Baste the top with the ketchup mixture.
  • Bake for 30-45 minutes.
  • Buttercream:
  • Peel and chop the potatoes and bring to a boil in a large pot.
  • Once the potatoes are done add them to your stand mixer bowl along with the butter, and salt.
  • Mix at medium speed until potatoes are broken up, then slowly add the milk.
  • Add more milk if needed for desired consistency.
  • Once potatoes are semi-cooled add them to a piping bag with tip of your choice, and top the meatloaf cupcakes.
  • optional: we like to stuff ours with little mozzarella balls or cubes of cheddar! :)

Nutrition

Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 496mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2.6% | Vitamin C: 6.1% | Calcium: 4.2% | Iron: 10.8%