It’s so colorful!
We are in the freezer clean out phase seeing as we haven’t been shopping in a while. But this is a good thing. Instead of continually buying more meats and just throwing it into the freezer, we’re eating everything. Like a few days ago, I made him liver and onions. Note I said “him” as I didn’t touch it. Cleaning and cooking it was enough for me!
But anyhow. Last night I thawed out 2.5 pounds of hamburger meat thinking I’d make something with it. Instead we ended up going to our favorite new pizza place, Corrina’s, and picked up a few subs. So tonight, it’s all about that hamburger meat. And without a grill, what better way to utilize it than meatloaf?
As always, I use basic recipes online to make sure I’m cooking at the right temp, etc, but this recipe is totally made up as I go. Cuz that’s how I roll!
1 medium onion, diced
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
heavy shaking of desired spices – I used chili powder, pepper, and Lawry’s seasoning
2.5lbs hamburger meat
1 cup BBQ sauce
2 slices cheese
1 cup ketchup
Preheat oven to 350*
Mix everything together in a large bowl except for the ketchup and cheese until all ingredients are well distributed throughout the meat.
Still in the bowl, split the mixture into 4 roughly equal sizes.
Place 1/4 of the mixture into each of 2 loaf pans. You can also make these on a large baking pan free form. In that case, mush 1/4 of the mixture into 2 loaf shapes.
Cut the slices of cheese into halves and place 2 halves on top of each loaf.
Place the remaining 1/4 of the mixture atop each of the loaves and pinch together with the bottom so the cheese doesn’t spill out during cooking.
Top each loaf with ketchup. Place in the center of the oven and cook for 75 minutes or until center of each loaf is fully cooked.
Let sit in pan for about 5 minutes. Remove from pan, slice and serve with your favorite side dishes.