The kids are back in school now (at east in our area, they are) and that means that I am back to having some sort of routine again and I love it. I take the kids to school, head to the kids belts office, work some, have lunch, pick the kids up from school, head back the kids belts office and then home to cook dinner, then bath time, snuggle time and bed time.
Well, a few nights ago, hubby told me he wanted meatloaf for dinner. Ugh… the first thing that came to mind was that dry, rock hard meat brick doused with some ridiculously sweet ketchup creation that you would inevitably have to choke down over at a friends house, because heaven forbid you be a rude child who doesn’t want to eat bad food… But I digress, meatloaf it is, because, I am, after all, one who pleases…
Lucky for me, my wonderful assistant came in the next day and shared her meatloaf recipe. She swore it was “amazing” and I do trust her, so we tried it. This is the best meatloaf I have ever tried, even the kiddos loved it. It’s moist, flavorful and it has cheese in it! Yay!
One of the ingredients that I never would have thought of, but totally makes sense, is the new Kraft Fresh Take Savory Four Cheese. No need to add bread crumbs or much seasoning, this mix has it all! (And no, no one is paying me to say that. It really does make a great meatloaf.)
1lb Ground Beef (you could use turkey as well, but up it to one whole onion to help with moisture or add some chopped mushrooms)
1 Package Kraft Fresh Take Savory Four Cheese
1/2 Bell Pepper (finely chopped)
1/2 Onion (finely chopped)
2 Cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
Salt & Pepper
Preheat the oven to 350. Combine all ingredients, but don’t over work it. Form the mixture into a “loaf” shape and place it in a baking dish that has been sprayed with non stick spray. Bake until the top browns and the juices run clear.
That’s it! It’s delicious! We had it with mashed potatoes and green beans. You could serve it with anything really, though. The flavors are great and the cheese makes it, don’t worry about it being bland. I would even cook this for company and they would gladly eat it because it’s not the meat brick of old… It’s spectacular!