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April 13th, 2009

If you hosted your Easter meal, the chances are good you have ham left from the main event.  If you don’t have ham, you are likely to have some ground beef hanging around your freezer or fridge.  I’m going to tell you what I did with some meat that I fell heir to that was less than desirable.  It turned out to be a spectacular success and I want YOU to get the same great results.

Meat Muffins

*Note: use whatever meat you have.  If you use uncooked ground beef, that will work well.  If you have cooked ham, beef or chicken, just go with it.  You may need to adjust your cooking time accordingly.

1 pound of meat

4 eggs

1/2 loaf dried, stale bread, crumbled – I just put the dried bread into a plastic bag and pounded it to bits.  Very therapeutic 😉

1 small onion, chopped fine

2 or 3 ribs of celery, chopped fine

1 large carrot, shredded

3 Tablespoons Worcesteshire sauce

Salt and Pepper to taste; add a dash of garlic powder if that’s your fave

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.  Drop by spoonsful into muffin cups and place in muffin tin.  Bake at 350 until the muffins are nicely browned and cooked through.

* I did not preheat the oven for this..the oven and the product warmed up together.

When these are baked, your kitchen will smell wonderful, and you can use them like meatballs.  We did not eat all of them at the first sitting, so when I made the second meal from them I simply steamed them.  It took almost no time and they were moist and just as tasty as when they came out of the oven.

While you are baking your meat muffins and the oven is working, you might like to put in some sweet potatoes or bake some red or russets alongside your meat.  Saving energy to feed your family is a smart move.

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