Monday, September 24, 2012

Put That in a Tin and Bake It! Meals in a Muffin w/ Printable Recipes

While we all love to enjoy a sit down meal around the table, sometimes it is nice to have a grab and go type meal in the plan for nights when we are all rushing around.  Muffin Meals are also FANTASTIC for school or work lunches.  When I do these for my littles, I use Wilton's silicone muffin cups with scalloped edges to look like flowers.  It just dresses them up and makes them fun.  These can also be cooked ahead and popped into the freezer for later.

I threw a few of these recipes onto my first ever once a month shopping menu that was executed long before I started posting here.  Even if you don't make these ahead, they are super easy to throw together.  In fact, most of the time I let Laney (7) make these with only minor assistance (putting them into, pulling them out of the oven).

There are several variations to these online, but these are the ones that work best for us.

Recipe List:

Corndog Muffins
Cheeseburger Muffins
Chicken Pot Pie Muffins
Tamale Muffins
Mini Meatloaves
Pizza Muffins
Heart Attack Muffins (you'll see why, lol)

Get the printable recipe cards here!

Corndog Muffins

Jiffy cornbread muffin mix
1 egg
1/3 c. milk
hot dogs

Mix up your Jiffy Mix as directed. Pour 1/4 c. mix into each regular size muffin tin or less for mini-muffins.  Cut up hot dog into chunks and press into cornbread mix.  Bake according to box directions.

Cheeseburger Muffins

1 lb. ground beef
1 c. grated cheddar cheese
1/2 c. Bisquick Mix
1 Tbsp ketchup
dash worchestershire
1/2 c. milk
2 eggs

Brown ground beef, adding ketchup and worchestershire sauce halfway through browning.  Drain.  Mix in cheese while meat is still very warm.  In a bowl stir together Bisquick mix, milk, and eggs. Pour 1 Tbsp bisquick mixture into each muffin tin.  Then dump about 1/4 c. of meat and cheese mixture into each cup.  Pour 1 more Tbsp bisquick mixture in over meat and cheese.  Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

Chicken Pot Pie Muffins

2 cans chunked chicken, drained
2 c. frozen mixed veggies
salt and pepper to taste
1/2c. Bisquick Mix
1/2c. milk
2 eggs

Mix chicken, veggies, and desired salt and pepper well.  Stir together bisquick, milk, and eggs.  Pour 1 Tbsp bisquick mixture into each muffin tin.  Put about 1/4c. chicken mixture in each tin.  Pour another 1 Tbsp bisquick mixture over chicken.  Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

Tamale Muffins

1 1/2 c. corn flour
1/2 c. beef broth
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
1 can rotel tomatoes, drained
1 pkg taco seasoning (or your own blend)
1 tbsp vegetable oil

Mix corn flour, broth, and 1/3 c. vegetable oil well.  Press into muffin tins to make a shell.  Stir together beef, rotel tomatoes, taco seasoning and 1 Tbsp oil.  Place approximately 1/4 c. of meat mixture into each muffin tin.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes

Mini Meatloaves

1.5 lbs ground beef
1 egg, beaten
1 c. italian breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp Worcesterchire sauce
1/2 c. ketchup
Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder to taste

Mix all ingredients well.  Make 12 balls and nestle them into muffin tin.  Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.  Add more ketchup to the tops (if desired).  Bake another 10 minutes.

Pizza Muffins

3 c Biquick Mix
1 can tomato soup
3/4 c water
1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 c diced pepperoni
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Mix all ingredients well.  Pour about 1/4 cup into each muffin tin.  Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes

Heart Attack Muffins (can be halved for a smaller crowd)

2 cans corned beef hash
12 eggs
salt and pepper to taste

Divide hash into 12 equal portions.  Press into muffin tins, making a depression in the center.  Crack an egg over each hash tin.  Season with salt and pepper. Bake at 400 for 16-18 minutes or until eggs are cooked to your liking.

Now you see why that is a heart attack in a tin?  So bad for you but so good.

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Did you try any of these recipes?  Have anything else you put in a muffin tin?  Let me know about it.

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