Saturday, September 28, 2013

Weekend Cooking: Nana's BBQ Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf with Roasted Baby Reds and Carrots

So Beth over at Beth Fish Reads hosts a weekend meme called Weekend Cooking. I haven't read a cookbook in a little bit, or a food related book, but for my first post I thought I would share one of my favorite recipes. I hope that this is something that you might try, and if you do I would love to hear what you think. Here it is:

This meatloaf has been a favorite in our house for many years. I remember the first time my Nana made it and how I wasn't sure if it would be as good as her "original". All these years later it is our go to meatloaf, I hope you enjoy it!

Ingredients

3 lbs. ground chuck
4 eggs
3-4 cups binder (I use a combination of breadcrumbs and cornmeal)
1 chopped onion
2 packages of Lipton Onion Soup
8 ozs. sharp cheddar cheese (or cheese you prefer)
1 bottle of BBQ sauce
3 lbs. baby red potatoes
1 small bag baby carrots

Directions

Combine the ground chuck, binder, eggs, soup mix and onion until well mixed. Separate the mixture in half and form one half into an oval in the bottom of a roasting pan. Sprinkle the top of the oval with the shredded cheese and cover with the remaining meat mixture, sealing the edges to contain the cheese. Pour bbq sauce over the top of the meatloaf, just to cover.

Wash and cube the baby red potatoes and sprinkle around the meatloaf. All you need to do with the carrots is sprinkle them over the potatoes.

Bake covered at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes. Let the meatloaf stand for about 10 minutes so that when you cut it it doesn’t separate. The bbq sauce gives the potatoes and carrots a nice glaze.

20 comments:

  1. I just love how this makes meatloaf a one pot meal! Great idea.

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    1. Thanks Col - it is one of our favorite meals:)

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  2. Looks yummy! Welcome to Weekend Cooking!

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    1. Thanks Joy - I am thrilled to join this meme

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  3. I might just make this tomorrow; my family loves meatloaf.

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    1. Diane - if you do let me know what you think!

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  4. Welcome aboard! There's nothing like a meatloaf!!

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  5. My family loves meatloaf. I may add this recipe to my collection.

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    1. Let me know if you try it, I'd love to know what you think!

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  6. Congrats on your first Weekend Cooking post!

    I must confess I've never really got the meatloaf thing. Maybe I just need to try a really good one to get the idea of it!

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    1. Hi Marg, what I love about meatloaf is it is reasonable to make and fairly easy. Mix it up, put it in the oven and that's it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Unique! I never seem to make meatloaf the same way twice. Might as well try this one next!

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    1. Hi Peggy Ann- If you try it let me know, I'd love to know what you think:)

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  8. A layer of cheese - great idea! Cheers

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    1. Thanks Carole, sharp cheddar is our favorite but you can choose any cheese and bbq sauce you like.

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  9. Oh this looks easy and so good. I've never thought of using cornmeal as binder; I bet I'd like it.

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    1. Hi Beth,
      It has been a favorite of our for over 10 years and is hard to go away from. If you try it I'd love to know what you think. Thanks for visiting my site!

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  10. Glad you explained the barbecue sauce over the potatoes. "Like a glaze," will print this one out. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  11. sounds very tasty and the one dish is a bonus. Thanks for sharing.

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