Sunday, August 13, 2006

Cheeseburger Meatloaf

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

Recipe Summary
Difficulty: Easy
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.


wheresmymind said...

Sounds like a heart attack waitin' to happen ya'll!! That means it has to be incredible :)

Lisa said...

A-ha, another Paula Deen victim! I have one of her cookbooks, and this recipe is in it. I've always been too scared to try it. It looks delish, but why do there have to be Ritz crackers in it??

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Anonymous said...

hmmm, that looks really good. I usually make the meatloaf from best recipe - wrapped in bacon.

Anonymous said...

LOL!! Of course you liked it! Paula Deen will seduce you with all the fat. I have one of her cookbooks and most of her recipes are lethal!! By the way, the meal looks delicious!

Deetsa said...

Isn't that just the truth... some of the best food is usually the most fattening.

I've never tried anything Paula Deen. Now I'm scared to LOL

Sara said...

I've always been scared of her recipes...

Dawna said...

Oh, ye gods and little fishes! That's a lot of calories... I hope it was worth them! I don't mind splurging now and then, but if it doesn't live up to my expectations/hopes, I'm desolate.

Deetsa said...

to dawna: ye gods and little fishes? Any chance you come from or have relatives from the Prairies?

Anonymous said...

You really liked it? I thought the meatloaf had an overall good flavor, but the SALTINESS was unbelievable. Never mind the fat, just the sodium is enough to put you into cardiac arrest. I may try the recipe cutting the House seasoning, Lawry's and Worcestershire in half.