Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sunrise Meatloaf

At times in life it is easy to overlook the simple. When facing that question: “What's for dinner?”and the mind to go blank, go for simple. Yes, a meatloaf can be “simple” but it can also be just the right balance of tasty vs budget and effort vs ease. More than most, this combination highlights the flavors of a high end hamburger from an expensive restaurant.

Here is some sunshine baked right into a wonderful nest of a juicy hamburger like dinner. Let your supper smile with the flavors that say, “Summers coming”.

  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped fine
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt + black pepper to taste
  • 1 egg + 3 eggs for stuffing
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 nice slice bacon
  • 2 oz Low fat cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 3 slices American Cheese


Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
Do your cutting first always: chop the onion. You want this into tiny pieces.

In a bowl, add the ground beef, onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, 1 egg and breadcrumbs. Mix thoroughly and let set for 5 minutes.

Place the meat mixture in a loaf pan, shaping the edges up and leaving a trough down the center for the filling.

Cut the bacon into two pieces and lay them on either side of the indentation. Spoon the cream cheese into the space between. Just spread in down the length.

Lay out the three pieces of cheese on top. Gently push down on the center of each piece with your thumb. This forms a well for each egg. Crack them in and sprinkle with some salt and pepper.

Bake at 350ºF for 1 hour. Carefully slide a spatula down the sides and ends to free the loaf and lift to a platter.

The hour of baking gives you plenty of time to set the table, wash-up the kitchen and fix a couple of side dishes. Here slave chose to open a can of stewed tomatoes. Easy to fix, tear up a couple of pieces of your favorite bread, mix and microwave till heated (about 5 minutes). Slave warmed some left over broccoli to balance the presentation with color and texture.

A truly welcoming dish for my Master Indy.

For our music tonight, something different:


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

Please buy slave's cookbook:

The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes 


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