Mini-Meatloaf Finger Food for Toddlers

What’s on the toddler menu this week? Meatloaf! I decided to go with a comfort food since it’s been cold and rainy here in North Carolina the past few days. My son likes hamburger and tomato bases, so I thought meatloaf might float his boat. I also disguised some veggies in these bite sized, little meatloaves and they turned out quite yummy!

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Ingredients: 1 lb ground chuck, 1 c. bread crumbs, 1 green pepper, 1 onion, 1 egg, 1 c. tomato sauce, 1 c. shredded cheese, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 2 tbsp mustard, 2 tbsp vinegar, salt and pepper to taste

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1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Finely chop onion and pepper.

2. Mix raw ground beef, bread crumbs, peppers, onions, cheese, egg, 1/2 c. tomato sauce and salt and pepper until well combined.

3. Scoop mixture into an oven safe baby food container. You can also bake this in an 8×8 greased casserole dish. This recipe made 17 food pods. I doubled it to make a loaf for mama and daddy to enjoy as well.

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4. Bake for 20 mins. While baking, mix up the baste. Combine brown sugar, mustard, vinegar and 1/2 c. tomato sauce, mix well. After cooking meat loaves for 2o mins., top with baste then cook another hour.

5. Let cool, serve, refrigerate, or freeze.

6. Bon Appe’tit baby!

Verdict: Toddler approved! My son enjoyed it while getting protein and veggies in his belly. My son is learning to use toddler utensils. His is more like a spork. I’ve found a fork makes it easier for him to actually get food to his mouth. These mini-meatloaves were a good consistency to train utensil use. My son is currently doing a utensil-fingers eating combination. Whatever works! I served this dish with green beans, tomatoes and blueberries. If you give this recipe a try, please let me know how it goes! I hope your little will enjoy it as much as mine did. Check out more finger food recipes here.

Cheers!

Molly

Respect, kindness and love begin with babies…we must show them the way!

 

 

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