Meatloaf Cupcakes With Loaded Smashed Potatoes

Photo: Magical Butter



  • ⅓ cup/80 ml MagicalButter Coconut Oil
  • 1 pound/450g freshly ground sirloin, 90% lean (or substitute lean ground pork or turkey)
  • 1 cup/240 ml onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup/240 ml carrots, finely diced
  • ½ cup/120 ml Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons/30 ml Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon/15 ml ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon/5 ml Worcester Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon/5 ml pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 ml cumin
  • 1 teaspoon/5 ml chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon/2½ ml thyme, fresh or dried
  • ¼ teaspoon/1¼ ml turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon/1¼ ml freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 large eggs

Loaded Smashed Potatoes

  • ½ cup/120 ml MagicalButter
  • 2 pounds/900 g russet potatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup/120 ml sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup/60 ml sour cream
  • ¼ cup/60 ml chives, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml half-and-half
  • ¾ teaspoon/4 ml pink Himalayan salt
  • ¼ teaspoon/1¼ ml freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked and chopped

 How To


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F/165°C.
  2. In a large sauté pan on medium-high, heat ¼ cup/60 ml of coconut oil for 1 minute.
  3. Add onion, carrot, and garlic, and cook for 7-10 minutes. Remove the pan from heat, and let it cool to room temperature.  
  4. Combine all the meatloaf ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and mix thoroughly.
  5. Fill each cupcake space with meatloaf mixture (for a more dense cupcake, compress the mixture).
  6. Cook for 25 minutes or until the cupcake center reaches 160ºF/70°C.

Smashed Potatoes

  1. In a large pot of water on medium-high heat, boil the potatoes for 10-12 minutes or until fork-tender.
  2. Strain the potatoes, and transfer them into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the MagicalButter, sour cream, and half-and-half.
  4. Using a hand mixer, whip the potatoes at medium speed for 1-2 minutes, or until they become fluffy.
  5. Combine the cheese, chives, bacon, salt, and pepper into the whipped potatoes, and mix just until everything is combined.
  6. Fill a piping bag with your Loaded Smashed Potatoes, and swirl them atop your Meatloaf Cupcakes; garnish with more chives, bacon, and cheese to your liking, and enjoy!