I love meatloaf I've posted about it before and I have posted my recipe here before. It's not something that we ate growing up but its something that now as an adult says comfort to me...
But it can get a bit on the boring side if you don't jazz it up every now and again.
So very recently I got the Kraft Whats Cooking magazine, (you can click here to order it, its free and comes once per season) and I saw a very interesting recipe... I said the name out loud to Robyn and I think his mouth fell open, and a pool or drool fell on the floor...
And you guessed it we had to try it!
(a little greasy but YUMMY!)
The Cheeseburger Meatloaf in the magazine calls for Cheez Whiz (which I am always acused of saying wrong but that's another post....) but since I don't usually buy it I just made the cheese sauce I make for Macaroni and Cheese!
So for this make it Monday you are getting a twofer... you get the Meatloaf recipe and a quick cheese sauce recipe too!
My Cheese Sauce!
2 Tbsp of butter
2 Tbsp flour
2 Cups of milk
1 Cup of Condensed canned milk (we put it in our tea in these parts but most people use it for baking... and no don't use sweetened condensed milk it's not the same....)
1 tsp Mustard
Melt your butter and add your flour, let the flour cook out a bit. then add your milks and let thicken (remember not to have your heat too high or you will burn your milk and let me tell you that's a mess you don't wanna clean up!) once your milk is thick add your mustard. (this gives your sauce a nice kick and keeps it from feeling too heavy) Then add pepper to taste. Finally add your cheese... I don't measure my cheese as I like it really cheesy but you can just add cheese until you one like the consistency and two think it tastes cheesy enough.
(as changed by me...)
1 lb of lean ground beef
1 lb of lean ground beef
1/3 cup of bread crumbs or crushed crackers
1/2 cup Cheez Whiz divided (or cheese sauce)
1/2 of 1 Onion thinly diced or sliced (your preference)
2 tbsp of Ketchup or BBQ sauce
Mix your meat, egg, cracker crumbs, onion, BBQ sauce, with 2 Tbsp of cheese sauce. Mix well and form into a loaf or large burger shape and bake at 375 for 25 mins. Then add additional BBQ sauce to the top of the loaf and bake for 5 more mins, finally add the remainder of your cheese sauce to the top and cook for another 10 mins or until fully cooked through.
So good and such a nice change on meatloaf. Feeds the whole family and we had left overs for lunch too!
Have you tried and switch up on an old standard recipe? Have you tried a recipe and substituted in your own homemade sauces rather than use store bought? Let me know how your recipes have worked out for you in the comments!