Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Enjoy this little blast from the past…I had to repost it since I can sum it up in one word…Yummy!!!

recipes for kids dinner    Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Serves: 6  Prep Time:  15 minutes  Cook time:  1 hour 10 minutes

For the meatloaf:

1 lb       ground beef

1/2 lb   ground veal

1/2  lb ground pork

2 T water

1                                    egg, bean

1 clove                                    garlic, chopped

½ c                                    bread crumbs

2 T                                    Worcestershire sauce

¾ c                                    chili sauce (you can use ketchup too)

½ c                                    onions, finely chopped

½ c                                    mushrooms, finely chopped

8 strips cooked bacon roughly chopped

6 oz cubed sharp cheddar cheese

½ c                                    canned fried onion strips


for the topping:

1/4 cup ketcup

2 T mustard

1 T mayonnaise

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Place all the ingredients for the meatloaf in a large mixing bowl.  Using your hands, mix the ingredients gently until well combined being sure not to overhandle it, you don’t want to end up with tough meatloaf!

Place the meat into a baking dish and shape into a loaf.  Some people place the meatloaf on top of sliced bread to catch all the grease but I look at that as a waste of bread!  I mean that’s a sandwich or two for the kids right?

In a small bowl mix the ketchup, mustard and mayo.  Spoon it out on top of the meatloaf.  This will create a yummy crust on top, and you like this on your bacon cheeseburger right?

Bake at 375 for an hour and 10 minutes then allow to rest on the counter for 10 minutes before serving.

recipes for kids dinner    Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

MAma Mia Meatballs!!!!

I don’t know what they’re  thinking as it’s blazing hot outside but the boys were dying for some meatballs!!!!  Ma?  Can we have meatballs?  Ma? I want spaghetti and meatballs for dinner.  Maaaaa?????  Are we having meatballs?  MAMA MIA, YES!!!  For the love of all that is holy we will have some meatballs for dinner, and as you’ll see later this week for leftovers since in this heat and humidity if you put your time in slaving in front of the oven you’ve earned yourself a leftover meal!  Mangia, mangia!

recipes for kids kid favorite recipes dinner    MAma Mia Meatballs!!!!

1 1/2 lb  ground beef, veal, pork mix (also known as meatloaf mix)

3 T  milk

2 cloves chopped garlic

1 small onion grated

¾ c  bread crumbs

1 egg

¼ c  parmesan cheese

2 T chopped italian parsley


1/4 cup olive oil

flour for sprinkling

recipes for kids kid favorite recipes dinner    MAma Mia Meatballs!!!!Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Set a large skillet over medium high heat.  While your olive oil gets hot make your meatballs.  In a large bowl combine the first 9 ingredients.  With clean hands work the ingredients until they are incorporated then form into golf sized balls.  Dust the meatballs with flour.  Working in batches brown each meatball on all sides in your hot olive oil.  Place the browned meatballs in a casserole dish and bake at 375 for 25 minutes until cooked through.

Serve with pasta and marinara for kids kid favorite recipes dinner    MAma Mia Meatballs!!!!

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