The Lone Meatball Cupcake

March 24, 2011

I’m SO glad you all liked my “A Blogger Near You” idea. I think it will be a great resource! You can visit bloggers, find out more about a certain area, or just network. I love my blog friends.

The Lone Meatball Cupcakes. So good.

I should get a new slogan… since I’m like the iPhone…

Need something warm and toasty? I’ve got a cupcake for that.

Want something cheesy and melty? I’ve got a cupcake for that.

Want something loaded with omega fats and boasts even more flavor? I’ve got a cupcake for that.

Want something to do with last night’s leftovers?

Oh yes, I’ve got a cupcake for that.

I will spare you all the horrible photo of the leftover and just tell you that it included lamb and beef meatballs swimming in homemade pasta sauce. You can use any recipe for the meatballs you like, even vegan/veg/meat-free ones. I pretty much just threw things together, mixed, seared, and baked.

Anyway, back to the cupcakes…

I also happened to have leftover vegan artichoke dip (compliments of Making Food And Other Stuff) that needed a purpose.

And all I did was combine some key leftovers and voila! You’ve got yourself a…

The Lone Meatball Cupcakes

  • egg roll wrappers (can you tell I LOVE these guys?!)
  • meatballs of choice (already cooked, in pasta sauce- or buffalo sauce!! Mmm, recipe idea!)
  • vegan artichoke dip (heavy on the Dijon mustard)

Pop your cupcake tin into the oven and preheat all to 425 degrees.

When oven is at said temperature, carefully remove your cupcake tins and line with egg roll wrappers (however you can). Place two heaping spoonfuls of artichoke dip into the lined tins, top with a lone meatball and sauce.

Place meatball cupcakes back into the 425 degree oven and “bake” for 10-15 minutes. Or forget about them, like I did (while I was busy taking pictures of another recipes I had going on) and get your meatball cupcakes nice ‘n crispy.

These, hands down, are delicious. And a wonderful use of leftovers. Way better than each on their own.

Ooooh, and don’t forget, if you’ve got a sweet-tooth: I’ve even got a sweet crazy cookie dough peanut butter wonderfulness cupcake for that.. 😉

I have to mention that I failed as a blogger because I did say that these wonderful little egg roll wrappers were gluten free… um, not the case. I’m sorry! I’m still eating them though. They’re fun. 😉

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Donna March 27, 2012 at 5:44 PM

This looks amazing…easy, tasty and gorgeous…Your gluten-free readers could sub in sarrasin (buckwheat flour) galettes cut into squares for the same effect…and the taste/appearance/crunch factor will be quite similar and do justice to your original recipe…Count me in as a newly confirmed disciple of your marvelous, inspiring blog!!

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Christin@purplebirdblog March 29, 2011 at 4:12 PM

I need a lone meatball cupcake in my mouth immediately.

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Lot-O-Choc March 28, 2011 at 2:19 AM

Haha love your I’ve got a cupcake for that! They look yummy!! And im not normally a fan of meatballs num num!

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nevernotdreaming March 27, 2011 at 4:58 AM

Hi, I noticed you work from home (?). Are you a busy person?
I’ve just lost my job and am in crisis myself 🙁
You’re blog is lovely.

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alyssa - fashion fitness foodie March 26, 2011 at 6:12 PM

omg those look phenomenal… seriously, i am wondering if you could bring these to me…like, yesterday? haha i am drooling. my aunt is staring at me in disgust. must. buy. egg. roll. wrappers.

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Katie March 26, 2011 at 8:14 AM

This has NOTHING to do with these meatballzzz, butttt. What’s a good protein pancake recipe using the Life Basics vanilla + greens? I just got some and can’t wait to try it out!

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Paije March 25, 2011 at 7:14 PM

YUUUMM!! I wonder what these would be like if I made a veggie type meatball?? The vegan artichoke dip sounds amazing!

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Ashley @ the fit academic March 25, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Wow, that sounds amazing!!! What an interesting flavor combo!!!

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Pure2raw Twins March 25, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Love the lone meatball cupcake! So pretty too 🙂 I need that app!!! haha

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Melissa March 25, 2011 at 11:21 AM

These look amazing..like fancy restaurant amazing! Great job!!

PS I gave you an award darlin’
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Erin @ Big Girl Feats March 25, 2011 at 10:50 AM

Oh my god. I am totally in love with meatball cupcakes. My very meat eating sister will LOVE you when I show her this. Now I want artichoke dip too! You are so so so smart!

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Alisa Fleming March 25, 2011 at 7:14 AM

You are the most creative (and healthy) cupcake queen ever! I must try that artichoke dip. Must!

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Chuck March 24, 2011 at 8:47 PM

I totally called that yesterday!

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Katie March 24, 2011 at 7:39 AM

DUDE. Meatballs and artichoke dip. Bomber idea. I actually went to the store to look at the egg roll wrappers, and did a little pouting in there when I read wheat flour. 🙁

FYI – I made more artichoke dip and ate it, heated, with steamed kabocha. Fantastic. Just great. How could you go wrong, though?

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chrysta March 24, 2011 at 7:02 AM

I love anything that comes in a single serving, and these look simply AAAHH–mazing! What a kick ass idea to add in artichoke dip. Rock on!!

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Salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle) March 24, 2011 at 5:57 AM

I love your blog! haha and you take sure wonderful picturess! These look amazing 🙂

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Ernie March 24, 2011 at 5:04 AM

FANTABULOUS!!!! The usual mouth-watering start to a wonderful yet rainy day! Love rainy days because I can stay in and cook new goodies! So happy I have you to kickstart the creative culinary process….. Meatball Cupcakes it is!!!
EW

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nelly March 24, 2011 at 4:08 AM

you’re the most creative lady i know…props to you!!!

=)

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Sable@SquatLikeALady March 24, 2011 at 4:07 AM

Ooooh Max would LOVE these!! He loves the taste of meatball subs but they’re just too big and carby for him, by the time he gets to the end of one he wants to take a nap and he’s sick of the flavor. THIS is defintely the solution!

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