Grilled Mini Meat Loaves
You can save money by looking for ground meat that is sold in the family pack size, which is often less expensive per pound. If you don't use all the meat, freeze the leftovers in small portions.
2 lb lean ground beef
1/2 green bell pepper
4 oz mushrooms
1 tsp lemon pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup ketchup
Preheat grill. Divide ground beef into 6 portions. Pat each into a thin rectangle on waxed paper. Combine green pepper, onion and mushrooms in a bowl; toss to mix.
Sprinkle ground beef with lemon pepper and 1/4 cup Parmesan. Place about 1/4 cup vegetable mixture down center of each rectangle.
Fold ground beef over; press to seal and enclose filling. Shape to resemble small loaves.
Place on the grill over medium coals. Grill for 5 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan. Grill for 2 minutes longer or until cooked through. Spoon ketchup over top.
If you prefer not to cook outdoors, place the mini meat loaves in a large muffin tin and bake at 350F. for 15 to 20 minutes. A teaspoon of liquid smoke added during step 2 will give a charcoal-grilled flavor.