Cheesy Meatloaf Awesomeness

Soooo, I took some hamburger out for dinner yesterday, then couldn't decide whether to make a meatloaf or burgers or whatever.  I found a recipe for cheeseburger meatloaf.  Lightbulb!! 

Now, because I hardly ever follow directions...shocked i'm sure...I read them over and then decided I would create my own version.  Thus, Cheesy Meatloaf Awesomeness was born. 

Here's how to do it:

Get a big 'ol bowl. 

Dump into it:
*oatmeal
*salt
*garlic pepper
*dried green and red bell peppers (if you have them)
*diced up onion

How much?  However much you feel like.

Squish your beef into it.  I find this part disgusting, I hate raw meat.  I do it anyway because..well..who the hell else is going to do it?

In the recipe I read, they got all fancy with wax paper and rolling up the meatloaf with the cheese inside.  I don't have time for all that jazz.

Slap half the meat into your meatloaf baking device of choice.  Make a little well down the middle. 

Time for cheese!  I used some shredded cheddar and a few slices of white american. 

Once it's sufficiently cheesed, give it a meat hat with the other half.  Crimp it all together so the cheese can't escape. 

I squirted some BBQ sauce on the top.  You could use ketchup, or whatever you feel like. 

Cover it with foil.  (I took the foil off towards the end so the meat went from that icky color to nice and brown.)

I cooked it at 375 degrees for like an hour or so. 

About halfway through I made my husband come in and dump some of the grease out of the pan.  It was his contribution to preparing dinner.

To be honest I didn't pay attention how long it took.  I've developed that mom-o-meter that can somehow get all the food done at the same time, know what i'm talking about?  It's like a superpower. 

I didn't take any pictures, so you'll have to use some imagination.  But, it was really good.  Really, really good. 

*I received TWO versatile blogger awards, what an great surprise to wake up to!  Thank you soooo much ladies, now I know what i'll be posting tomorrow!

3 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy! I think the thrown together recipes are the best kind! LOL

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  2. Mmm...I'm with Jill, sounds yummy! How long before mom-o-meter skills kick in? I've only been momma for about 10 months - I still don't have it. I want that superpower! Cynthia

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  3. yum. never thought about using cheese.

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