I am so mortified...
Last night, Rob cooked dinner. He made meatloaf with mashed potatoes and yellow beans. Seemed innocent enogh, but the meatloaf and the sauce were very rich. It wasn't until after dinner that he mentioned the cheese aspect of the meatloaf... A niggling suspicion poked at the back of my mind.
"Umm, where did you say you got the recipe?"
"Food Network. Some woman whose show we don't get up here."
" Paula Deen?"
On further inspection, it was revealed that it was indeed a Paula Deen recipe. The queen of over the top southern cooking. Why am I mortified?
1. I couldn't tell there was cheese in it.
2. Its like 2000 calories/serving!
3. I liked it.
Cheeseburger Meatloaf and Sauce
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
User Rating: 4 Stars
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon House Seasoning (garlic powder, black pepper, and salt mix)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
1 cup grated Cheddar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup crushed crackers (recommended: Ritz)
1 teaspoon seasoned salt (recommended: Lawry's)
2 slices white bread
Sauce, recipe follows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix all ingredients together, except the bread slices and Sauce. Shape into a loaf. Line a 1 1/2-quart loaf pan with the bread slices. Place meatloaf on top. Bake loaf for 45 minutes. The bread absorbs the grease and should be discarded after loaf is removed from oven.
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar
Chopped onions, optional
1 bunch fresh parsley leaves, chopped, optional
Heat the soup and milk over medium heat; add the cheese. Add the chopped onions and parsley to the sauce, if desired. Pour Sauce over the meatloaf or pass at the table.