September 06, 2010
Recipe of the Week -- Cheddar Meatloaf
Now don't you dare turn your nose up at meatloaf! Yes you.....I see you! Meatloaf is yummy!! Really!
Actually as a kid growing up, one of my absolute favorite meals was meatloaf. My best friend's mother made the best and I always begged her to make it when I spent the night over there. Funny thing though.....I never managed to get the recipe from her. Oops.
Anyway, when I first got married "someone" turned his nose up at my meatloaf (there is a story there, but we can save that). It only took a couple times making it to make him a devoted meatloaf lover. Hehe. They all succumb eventually. ;)
I have many versions of meatloaf, but this is my newest so I'll share it first.
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 cup finely grated carrot
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs, ketchup, cheese, green onions, carrot, egg, salt and pepper. Add beef and gently combine.
Now here you have two choices:
Preheat oven to 375*. Transfer beef mixture to a 9x5 loaf pan. Bake until cooked through, about 1 hour.
Or for mini meatloafs (the kiddos faves)
Preheat oven to 400*. Divide beef mixture evenly into 6 balls. Shape into a loaf shape and place them on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through. Top with extra ketchup.
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Posted by Stephani at 9/06/2010 08:43:00 PM