Seems like an awful lot of work for a cheeseburger doesn't it? But it wasn't intended to be a cheeseburger. And technically it's not. It's a meatloaf sandwich the day after I made a meatloaf. Only the meatloaf was more like a cheeseburger. It's called Cheeseburger Meatloaf. I got the recipe from my sister. Who got it from a friend who probably got it from a magazine.
Anyways, I'm not a huge meatloaf fan. Meatloaf is ok I guess. It's just doesn't do much for me. I can't even consider it comfort food.
And then there's the meatloaf sandwich......
Have you seen peoples eyes light up when thats mentioned? I'm beginning to wonder if people make meatloaf just so they can have a sandwich the next day.
But...what makes THIS particular meatloaf (for some reason my fingers keep typing "meatloaD" and I have to delete and fix. Is there a message in that habitual type-o?). Where was I? Oh...ya, what makes this particular sandwich special is that the bread is from the HBin5 Bread Braid...
HBin5 is an online bread club thats baking its way through the Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day cookbook. If you'd like to find out more info on how this works, visit Michelle's blog (she's our fearless leader) over at Big Black Dog
On to the meatloaf. I used ground turkey. My sister used ground beef
1 lb ground meat (beef...turkey...)
1 onion, diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup cracker crumbs
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons worchestershire sauce
Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder to taste or just use a seasoning salt
Mix it all together and form it into a loaf in a grease loaf pan
Bake in a preheated 375' oven for about an hour, or until done. During the last 15 minutes, pour some ketchup over the top. Oh and there will most likely be some fat floating around the edges there....ya, go ahead and carefully pour as much of that fat out as you can before you add the ketchup.
After that last remaining 15 minutes, you end up with a...well.....a loaf of meat.
Hmm...it looks pretty good though. But, no matter how you slice it
It's still Meatloaf. But I have to say it was tasty. You could taste the cheese flavor in there...and it was moist. What else are you suppose to say about meatloaf?
So.....the next day I made the dough for Whole Wheat Bread with Olive Oil. I didn't want a whole loaf of it though...so I grabbed a handful of dough and divided it into 4 equal parts and baked little mini loaves
Once they cooled, I decided they were the perfect size and shape for meatloaf sammies
So I dressed it up....melted more cheese on the meatloaf slice....added some avocado and had a very nice, very flavorful, very good for you (well, except for the mayo) Cheeseburger Meatloaf Sandwich
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