Thai Chili Mini Meatloafs are sweet and spicy delectable bites of win. They're Paleo meatloaves are made in a muffin pan and covered in a sauce with a little Thai flair!
This mini meatloaf recipe is nothing like the comfort food meatloaf I grew up with! For starters, it's mini (think two-bite) and secondly, it is covered in an absolutely amazing sauce.
Mom's meatloaf was thick, often a little dry and covered in ketchup. Nothing about that description will sell a kid on meatloaf.
My modern day mini meatloaf recipe is for modern day kids and their sophisticated palates. I think a lot of kids these days eat things we would never have dreamed of eating when I was a kid.
Food didn't have to be fun, it just had to nourish.
This mini meatloaf recipe takes a basic meatloaf recipe but instead of making one large loaf, you make "mini" loaves in a muffin tin. I also used a mixture of ground turkey and ground pork.
Plus, the addition of veggies pack in extra nutrients and keeps the loaves very moist. The meatloaves were lean but terrifically moist.
Since these loaves are small, they don't long to bake, which is fantastic when you are short on time but have a hungry family to feed! The sauce is not that plain old ketchup sauce we all normally associate with meatloaf.
This sauce is the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Chili garlic sauce, honey, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and coconut aminos make a tangy sauce that transforms this humble dish into something amazing!
Note: soy sauce can be used instead of the coconut aminos (coconut aminos are for those of us trying to keep things Paleo).
Also, feel free to adjust the amount of the chili garlic sauce. Some kids love spice, and some do not. This should be made to suit your tastes.
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