Sweet Potato Stuffed Meatloaf Cups

The sweetness of sweet potato with savory turkey enclosing it AND glazed? Sigh…comfort to the fullest.

Ingredients

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

1 lb sweet potato, peeled, cubed & cooked

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

½ cup shredded parmesan cheese

1/4 cup milk

Meatloaf glaze

¾ cup ketchup

2 tablespoons tomato paste

¼ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon mustard powder

1 teaspoon paprika

Meatloaf

1 tablespoon cooking oil

1 cup onion, diced

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

1 lb ground turkey

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

½ cup shredded parmesan cheese

¼ cup fresh parsley

1 egg, beaten

½ cup panko breadcrumbs

¼ cup milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350˚F

Place cooked sweet potatoes into a large bowl. Add butter, salt, pepper, parmesan, and a splash of milk. Mash and add more milk gradually until the sweet potatoes are the desired texture. Set aside and let cool.

Prepare the glaze by mixing ketchup, brown sugar, onion powder, mustard powder, and paprika in a bowl. Reserve half in a separate bowl to glaze once cooked.

Add oil in a skillet over medium heat, followed by onions and garlic. Cook until onions are translucent and fragrant. Set aside in a bowl to cool before adding to the turkey mixture.

In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, salt, pepper, worcestershire sauce, parmesan, parsley, cooled onions & garlic, egg, breadcrumbs and milk. Mix until combined, being careful not to over mix, otherwise it will be though.

Using a spoon or ice cream scooper, scoop the turkey mixture and place into a greased 12 cup cupcake baking tin.

Using your fingers, or a very small spoon, spread the turkey from the center to make a cup. Fill the middle with a small spoonful of sweet potatoes, and cover back up with the turkey mixture.

Generously brush half of the reserved glaze on top of the meatloaf cups.

Bake for 25 minutes, reapplying the glaze halfway through. Once they are done cooking, brush with the remaining glaze that has Not been used on the raw meatloaves.

Enjoy!

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