My cooking club theme this month was “Things you Cook in a Muffin Tin”. I was really bummed that I had to cancel because of the storm. But since I was already in the muffin tin mindset, I went ahead and made these BBQ Chicken Meatloaves.
I was inspired by this recipe from Rachel Ray, and my BBQ 3000 spice from Penzey’s. The spice contains salt, paprika, black pepper, nutmeg, mustard, allspice, garlic powder, ginger, sage, thyme, white pepper, cinnamon, and natural smoke flavor. I thought I was going to have to wait until summer grill season to try the BBQ 3000, but it worked perfectly here.
The mini meatloaves came out great! They’re perfect to take for lunch, or heat up for a quick dinner. If you have little hands in your household, they would probably love to pick these up.
The mini-meatloaves really do have a nice BBQ flavor. You could serve them as-is, or topped with spicy BBQ sauce for even more kick. I enjoyed mine with some homemade slaw – details tomorrow!
BBQ Chicken Mini-Meatloaves
1 lb. ground chicken
1 onion, finely chopped
3 celery stalks, finely chopped
3/4 c. seasoned breadcrumbs
1 T BBQ 3000
8 oz. tomato sauce
1 T Worcestershire sauce
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Shape into 12 balls, and place them into a muffin tin coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375F for 25-30 minutes, or until done.