Helloooooo cheesy meaty goodness!
Continuing on with my Cooking Light recipe rampage, the other night I cooked up some of the Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis featured in a recent issue of the magazine.
Super simple to throw together, and really really friggin tasty.
First up, I measured out all my ingredients like the oober organized little cook that I am (see the list at the bottom of the post).
Here are the goods:
I decided to go with New York style white cheddar cheese. I can’t say that I’ve ever tried that type of cheese before, but holy cow (no pun intended) is it delicious!
Next up I sautéed the onion and garlic… The recipe called for 1/2 cup onion and 2 cloves garlic. Of course we all know that means you are actually supposed to use 1 whole cup of onion and no less than 3 cloves garlic.
The recipe also called for toasting of the breadcrumbs… Just be careful not to burn them! (AKA I burnt my first.. and second batch… dangit!)
Once the onions were nice and soft and the bread crumbs were toasty, I tossed all the goodies into a bowl along with 11 ounces of 90% ground sirloin.
Why do I always feel the need to include pics of the raw meat on my blog?
This batch made 3 mini meatloaves, one of which I had for dinner along with some steamed broccoli with lemon juice:
This picture makes me start salivating uncontrollably….
Apparently, my body has been secretly feigning for a little red meat in its life!
Stats on 1 mini cheesy meatloafy: 350 calories, 19g carbs, 17g fat (red meat, folks), 29g protein, 1g fiber
Mini Cheesy Meatloaves Ingredients List (serves 3)
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- 11 ounces 90/10 ground sirloin
- 1.5 ounces New York style white cheddar cheese, cubed
- 1/4 cup ketchup, divided (2 tbsp mixed in, and 2 tbsp for basting the tops)
- 1.5 tsp dijon mustard
- 1.5 tsp prepared horseradish
- 3/8 tsp dried oregano
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
- 1 large egg
Speaking of droolworthy, I went to El Jalapenos in Barberton for dinner this evening and got a seriously amazing chicken fajita salad. I literally did not stop to drink, speak, or breathe from the moment it hit the table. Check out the insanely huge burrito my friend Allison got:
Can’t believe the weekend is here! Woot!