Mystery Meat and Blue Potatoes

It’s a hearty meal, a birthday surprise, and a prank, all in one. It doesn’t get much better when you’re celebrating with a gullible, picky friend!

Last week, I was brainstorming what we could make for a ketchup and potato fanatic’s special day. Inspiration came when I remembered a favorite idea from my past. It’s something my younger self had always wanted to try: Meatloaf Cupcakes!

Here’s the recipe we used.

Weird? You bet! But they were also surprisingly good (they were all I got for dinner that night), not to mention they make deceptively convincing cupcakes!

Here’s the birthday girl, suspiciously preparing to take a bite.

Meatloaf Cupcake

Yes, that is meatloaf. Frosted with mashed potatoes.

At this point, you may be completely revolted at this culinary oddity. One of my friends was plainly disturbed when I gleefully told her my idea.

Or you may be as delighted with the weirdness as I am – and have the perfect person in mind to receive them!

You won’t see these on my table at Thanksgiving. And I don’t really want them for my birthday. But I highly recommend them for a fun activity with kids or getting a reaction out of good-humored friends!

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