One of the best things about being a chef is cooking for your family. And one of the best things about cooking for your family is taking classic comfort dishes and putting a new spin on them. I love meatloaf. My friend...
One of the best things about being a chef is cooking for your family. And one of the best things about cooking for your family is taking classic comfort dishes and putting a new spin on them. I love meatloaf. My friend Cat made one of the best meatloaves I had ever eaten. The best part about meatloaf, for me anyway, is the leftovers. I love meatloaf sandwiches.
bacon cheeseburger – Yum!
Another one of my absolutely favorite meals is a bacon cheeseburger. I love the crispy bacon on the juicy cheeseburger, the mustard, the red onion, the ketchup; all combine for an amazing favor. So being the chef, I thought ‘what if I put all the flavors of the bacon cheeseburger into a meatloaf’? I’ve made this for Tana and she absolutely loved it and I hope you will too. Oh, and the leftovers make amazing sandwiches. The following recipe is the result. Keep in mind there are times when I try a new idea for a recipe that I don’t measure, so these measurements are approximate.
Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf
Ground Beef 80/20 mix 2 lbs
Mustard 2 Tablespoons
Red Onion ½ Onion fine diced
Cooked Bacon 4 slices finely chopped
Ketchup ½ Cup
Shredded Cheddar Cheese 2 Cups
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl add all of the ingredients and mix well.
Add the mixture to a loaf pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Place in the 350 degree oven and bake until it’s cooked thoroughly, about 45 minutes.
Let the meatloaf rest for 5 minutes before cutting it.
meatloaf muffins, anyone?
Another great way to cook the meatloaf is to put the mixture into muffin tins, regular size or mini. Using the mini muffin tins make really cool bite size meatloaves that are great for your pot luck, or for tailgating and would be a really great addition at your next Super Bowl Party.
I hope that you give this little recipe a try. It’s a great twist on a classic comfort food and makes it a new classic for your family.
oh, the day after…