DOMO is my muse.

I first made him as a cupcake (recipe here), followed by a cookie, a chocolate – and I’ve been sketching out ideas for something else ever since…

Yes you read that right…he makes a perfectly deliciously cute little meatloaf!

1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup bread crumbs
2 TB brown sugar

red bell pepper
one slice white cheddar cheese
sliced olives (just the ends)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep a baking sheet lined with foil on the bottom and then a wire rack on top. This will let the fat drip off the meatloaves. Ew, I know.

In a bowl, mix together the ground beef, milk, eggs, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic and bread crumbs.

Form little loaves, squarish, and flat. Remember this is going to be a Domo…

Place them on the wire rack on the baking sheet. You should get four nice sized rectangles. Rub the tops of each with the brown sugar. Bake 40 minutes or until juices are clear.

While the meatloaves are cooking, start making the DOMO mouths. Cut a piece of red bell pepper into a square shape. Try to find a flat ‘side’ of the pepper, pressing it down a bit to get is really flat.

For the teeth, cut a 1/4″ strip of the white cheese, then cut out triangles to form the ‘teeth’ – try to keep it joined at the top…

…so that way you can just lay it on the bell pepper!

When you take the meatloaves out of the oven, use a paring knife and cut out a small rectangle in the middle of the loaf. You are trying to make a space for the bell pepper ‘mouth’ to fit into nicely. (It looks better than just laying the ‘mouth’ on top, trust me.)

Once you have your opening, slide the bell pepper into the cut out rectangle.

Finally, use the ends of sliced olives for eyes.

There you have it, Domo Meatloaves! The kids thought these were hilarious and they were a lot of fun to make.

I even posed the DOMO meatloaf with his DOMO family, though I don’t know why he looks like the drunk cousin in a family picture….