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My family enjoys meatloaf for dinner, and my kids like things that are kid-sized, so I decided to marry the two and make Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Cupcakes for dinner.  The fact that I had a brand new container of Colman’s Dry Mustard Powder to play with, for the Mystery Ingredient Blogger Showcase, made coming up with this recipe all the more fun!

Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Cupcakes

To say they were a hit would be putting it mildly!  To say they were devoured would be more to the point.  LOL.

Here’s how I made them…

Meatloaf Cupcakes

No, really.  Here’s the recipe!

Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Cupcakes

Rating: 51

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 18

Serving Size: 1 meatloaf cupcake

Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Cupcakes

These cheese stuffed meatloaf cupcakes are sure to delight even the pickiest eater!


  • 2 pounds ground meat*
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Colman's dry mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal (I use quick oats)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 cheese sticks cubed or 18 cheese cubes (I used Colby Jack)


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Spray muffin tins and set aside (recipe will make about 18 meatloaf cupcakes)
  • In large bowl or stand mixer, combine eggs, milk, and spices and mix well
  • Add oatmeal and stir until blended
  • Add ground meat and mix until blended thoroughly
  • Divide mixture evenly into eighteen muffin cups
  • Create a well in the center of each and place cheese cube into it
  • Cover cheese completely and press mixture down firmly
  • Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees
  • Allow to cool slightly in muffin tins
  • Pipe mashed potato onto each meatloaf
  • Drizzle with savory meatloaf sauce (see next recipe) then top with crumbled bacon


I use one pound ground venison burger and one pound ground venison sausage. It can easily be made with one pound beef burger and one pound pork sausage.

I had originally intended to add finely chopped red onion to the mixture, but once again was CWD (cooking while distracted) and forgot to put them in.  They were phenomenal without it, and I don’t know that I would add them next time!

When I was a kid, my Mom used to top her meatloaf with a sauce that was to die for good.  For years I asked her for the recipe, and she would say, “Oh, I just throw stuff together.”  Finally, I invented my own.  Here’s the recipe for the sauce…

Savory Meatloaf Sauce

Savory Meatloaf Sauce


  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Colman's dry mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • Combine ingredients and mix well. Spread over meatloaf or drizzle over meatloaf cupcakes

Because I’ve used Colman Mustard Powder before, I had no doubt that both the meatloaf recipe and the savory sauce recipe would turn out delish.  I’m so glad I was right!

I’m submitting my recipe for the Mystery Ingredient Blogger Showcase and crossing my fingers that I advance to the next round.

***ETA*** My recipe is one of 40 finalists in the Mystery Ingredient Blogger Showcase!  Please  Vote for my Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Cupcakes Recipe here and you can help me win a trip to London!


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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. I love the mashed potatoes and gravy on the top! It totally looks just like a cupcake. Delicious and very creative!!

  2. MY GOODNESS! I’ve made meatloaf cupcakes but never thought to put sauce, yum!!!

  3. Mary Schuh says:

    What a neat recipe! My husband would love these; what man wouldn’t? And I think my son would like them as well, since they’re the perfect size for him!

  4. I love the whole idea of these! Especially since my husband and son will not eat meatloaf. By making them cupcake sized, they would be easy to freeze and just pop out what I need for myself. 🙂

  5. These are so cute. I need to try to make these.

  6. What a fantastic recipe! I absolutely love it —- 5 STARS!

  7. oh those look good, my kids would like it because it looks fun to eat too!

  8. This looks really good, and im sure the kids would love it! I like the addition of bacon!

  9. Pinned to make later this week!!! LOOKS SO YUMMY!!!

  10. Grace Hodgin says:

    What a clever idea and thanks for the recipe. This has food for next grand kids visit all over it.

  11. Those look yummy. What a fun idea. Thanks for the recipe.