I made the fiesta version and they were amazing! Next time I will mix the stove top and the seasoning before adding it to the beef. I didn't and some meatloafs came out with an extra kick. I will also try using ground turkey next time since I'm trying to limit my red meat intake. I'll post an updated review when I try the ground turkey.
This was a nice, easy meal to throw together, with enough left over to freeze for another dinner. I used 1 1/4 lbs of 93% lean beef, and a 6 ounce package of cornbread stuffing mix. (I may omit a little bit of the stuffing next time.) DH was not too fond of the BBQ sauce - next time, I may stick with ketchup, and mix the cheese in with the meat. Served with mashed potatoes and peas. Thanks for sharing!
First a point: The box of Stove Top stuffing that I bought at Wal-Mart...standard size...was around 170 grams not 120 grams. I poured it all in and thought it was a bit much, so I took about 1/3 of it out. Turned out fine. Anywho. My husband is not a fan of meatloaf (waste of good hamburger) and he really liked these. Made the BBQ version without putting in the bbq sauce. Added it on the side because the kids aren't fond of bbq sauce. Used 90/10 ground beef that I bought at Sam's. Very little grease, but I removed from my muffin pan and placed on a paper towel. We're going to try the Italian ones next in lieu of meatballs.
Made the BBQ version. Really liked the taste of it, and it was really easy to make. My only problems were that it fell apart after cooking, and it was really greasy
I made the bbq version, and used dry bread cubes. A great stretcher. Next time, I would cut the cubes smaller, and add less water, I think. These were awfully loose and a bit greasy, but I think that was the quality of the meat. I used 2# ground beef, and they made a bit of a mess in the oven. Still, very tasty. Amazing idea, and a good recipe! Will be freezing leftovers to test for OAMC. ETA 8/16/09: I made these last nite, w/out the bread and water, the Italian version. Filled w/a cube of moz instead of shreds, which is infinitely easier. While the bread IS a great stretcher, the all-meat version is good for low-carbing. Thanks again, *Pamela*.
These were great for everyone, even the 3 year old. We did double the recipe and tried the italian and BBQ versions. Italian was the big hit. Thanks!!
fantastic! i had a 1 lbs. ground beef, which was a little too much for 24 mini muffin tins. i did the fiesta mexican version. instead of chili powder, i used a taco packet. i also added a bit of minced onion to the meat. i filled my muffin tins in the morning, so dinner was pretty much done! this is such a great recipe, i can't wait to try other versions. i want to try the mediterranean version and put feta cheese in the meat! thanks for posting, this is an awesome, versatile keeper!!!
I have tried the italian version, it was good.
these are very very tasty and quick to reheat
DH thought these were amazing. We only tried the BBQ version, but the other versions look tasty as well! I didn't have a muffin pan at the time, so I just put the balls next to each other in a glass 9x12. Still turned out delicious!