With Texas Tomato Ketchup and Bat Shaped Tater Tots
The Jelly Queens Recipe-Review-Giveaway
This spook-tacular recipe is perfect for Halloween entertaining; easily made into tasty mini appetizers utilizing mini muffin tins or for a larger sized entree portion use pumpkin shaped cookie cutters.
I'm serving my Mummy Meatloaves with baked, bat-shaped tater tots and copious amounts of Texas Tomato Ketchup. I know your family, friends, kids, and party goers will scream for this tasty meal.
The Jelly Queens Texas Tomato Ketchup-Review and Giveaway
A beautiful collaboration:
Donna Collins is my friend and Owner/Purveyor of The Jelly Queens located in McKinney, Texas. It's a joy to work with such high-quality organic products during recipe creation for this review; her organic heirloom products are simple the best.
Donna also owns the online Jelly Queens Shop where folks can purchase her homemade jams, jellies and sauces. To order online, find the link below.https://www.thejellyqueens.com
When I review new products, I taste them raw from the jar then I incorporate the product into a recipe so I can see how the flavors hold up during the cooking process. It was easy to pick the best fitting recipe for testing Donna's organic Texas Tomato Ketchup because it's one of my families favorite Fall meals...meatloaf and tater tots!
I just knew the little mummy meatloaves would soak up all that ketchup goodness while baking in the oven not to mention, they look so ghoulishly cute on my black serving tray. Baked in the oven till crisp, the bat-sharped tater tots are so stinking cute adding even more Halloween flair to this festive meal; they are also perfect for dipping into the ketchup!
Tasting the ketchup straight from the bottle had me excited from the get go; the ketchup is slightly sweeter than market store varieties with a fresh bold flavor of molasses and brown sugar; pourable, but slightly thicker than most ketchup brands. The Texas tomatoes tart nature balance out the sweetness with a smokey, almost BBQ sauce finish. Surprisingly, there is no off-putting aftertaste as with some of the organic ketchups I've tested in the past.
Holding Up To Heat
The ketchup caramelized on the meatloaves without disappearing during the cook time leaving that thick meatloaf glaze we all know and love. The heirloom flavor intensified while cooking producing a meatloaf just like my momma used to make. YUM!
I can't wait to use The Jelly Queens - Texas Tomato Ketchup in more of my ketchup friendly recipes like chili, baked beans, burgers, and of course, I'll be using it to dip my french fries from now on.
I give The Jelly Queens, Texas Tomato Ketchup 5 Stars for flavor, and texture before and after cooking as well as, the perfect thickness for dipping the tots .
I'll be reviewing more products from The Jelly Queens in the near future so stay tuned for more yummy recipes and reviews.
Donna has graciously offered 6 bottles of her Texas Tomato Ketchup to one lucky winner. To be illegible for the giveaway follow the Instagram link provided at the end of the post for the contest rules.
Mini Mummy Meatloaves with Texas Tomato Ketchup and Bat Shaped Tater Tots
- large or medium pumpkin cookie cutters
- or mini muffin tins
- bat shaped cookie cutter
- 2 lined cookie sheets
For the Meatloaf
- 1 pounds ground wagyu beef
- 1 ½ cups Italian style bread crumbs
- 1 12-ounce Bottle Jelly Queens Texas Tomato Ketchup divided
- 2 eggs large
- ½ cup milk or cream
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup diced onion
- 1 package crescent rolls unrolled and sliced
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley for garnish
- ¼ cup frozen peas
For The Tater Tots
- 2 pounds russet or golden potatoes peeled
- 2 tablespoon flour
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
- salt and pepper to taste
- spray oil
For the meatloaf
- Heat the oven to 375 F. Line a sheet pan with parchment and spray with cooking oil
- If making mini muffins: line 12-cup muffin tin with foil liners
- Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine eggs, ketchup, Worcestershire, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ test pepper; stir in breadcrumbs. Stir to combine. Add beef and mix until incorporated. Divide the mixture among the foil lined cups or fill pumpkin cookie cutters with mixture and place formed meatloaf on prepared sheet pan.Pour about 1 tablespoon Texas Tomato Ketchup over each loaf and bake at 372F. for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven.
- While meatloaves are cooking. Open and roll out crescent rolls. Cut intodiffrent length strips. When meatloaves are cooled slightly, add more ketchup to each and top with strips of dough to remember mummy wrapping. Bake in oven for 8 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Test doneness with a meat thermometer 155F.Top loaf with two peas for eyes.
For the Tater Tots
- Place peeled potatoes in a pot, add enough cold water to cover and bring to a boil and cook for 6-7 minutes; drain well and let cool
- Using a box grater, finely shred potatoes. If any liquid remains, use a cheese cloth to remove any excess.Move mixture to a large bowl. Stir in flour, garlic, onion powder, oregano; season with salt and pepper, to taste. The mixture should workable but dry.
- Put enough mixture into bat shaped cookie cutter to fill. Press doesand add more filing. Remove from the cutter and place on a greased cookie sheet. Continue until all the potatoes mixtures gone.
- Cook in a 375F. oven for 20-25 minutes or until crispy and golden brown
Where to Purchase Texas Tomato Ketchup
Summer in a bottle, heirloom tomatoes from local farms make this the best ketchup… ever!SHOP THE JELLY QUEENS ONLINE: HERE
12 oz glass bottle - $11.99 per bottle.
For Local Texas Folks - Shop In Person:
The Jelly Queens Shop
305 West Louisiana Street,
McKinney, Texas 75069
To Follow Jelly Queens and Order Products
You won't want to miss your chance to win 6 bottles of the Jelly Queens, Texas Tomato Ketchup so head over to Instagram now for the contest rules and to enter...CLICK HERE
This is a sponsored post. Products have been gifted from the Jelly Queens for the review.