Wine Glaze Meatloaf Cupcakes

Sorry for the eratic posting. Between school and every single one of my friends having a birthday within the passed few weekends, I have been so busy. So I want to give you the pleasure of a legitimate post about how-to make easy portion-controlled meatloaf cupcakes with a thick, sweet wine glaze.

The Food

Meatloaf is a great lunch-food. You can eat it cold, you can eat it piping hot. You can eat it on a sandwich, on its own, or with a side. SO many possibilities. The recipe we used was Alton Brown’s from Good Eats, with several modifications due to my own dietary restriction. Of course, you can keep the actual breadcrumbs and use different spices, but that’s all we had at our house, so waste not.

Speaking of not wasting, my boyfriend and I wanted to incorporate the wine we bought into our dish. We used a mediocre pinot noir that easily reduced and took on flavors, so we took a negative and made it edible. Everyone wins!

All the ingredients together

All the ingredients together

After  mixing with hands

After mixing with hands

The wine glaze reducing

The wine glaze reducing

Wine used in the glaze

Wine used in the glaze

Naked cupcakes

Naked cupcakes

Dressed cupcakes!

Dressed cupcakes!

Meatloaf Cupcakes
  • 1/2 cup of corn breadcrumbs
  • Eyeball: Black pepper, cayenne, oregano, basil, salt
  • 1/3 onion
  • 3 baby carrots
  • 3 baby bell peppers
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  1. Place ingredients except meat in bowl
  2. Mix together with a spatula
  3. Puree with an immersion blend (optional: break immersion blender and cry)
  4. Add the meat and mix with hands until it comes together
  5. Spray a muffin tin with butter-spray
  6. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  7. Bake for 30 minutes
  8. Let cool
  9. Enjoy!
Wine Glaze
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 tomato, chopped
  • Eyeball molasses
  1. Add the ingredients
  2. Cook until syrup-y
  3. Pour on whatever you made

The Clothes

I went on a wine tour this weekend with a good friend of mine, Matt, for his 21st birthday. I wore burgundy and wore a skirt. Apparently, it is customary to dress sort of nice for these kinds of affairs. So I tried to look my best without trying too hard.

Hat (Free People), shirt (Victoria's Secret), skirt (H&M), and a friend

Hat (Free People), shirt (Victoria’s Secret), skirt (H&M), and a friend

Keep it yummy,


Next week: Gluten-free in NYC! I haven’t done a venues post in so long.


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