Saturday, September 26, 2015

Meatloaf Most Epic!

Last night I made a meatloaf that tasted like it came from the gods themselves. I'm not a big fan of meatloaf, if I wanted to slather ketchup on some ground beef I would get a bunless burger. I just never really understood the appeal. That changed last night. I had our Make It and Go Meatloaf kicking around and decided I would make it for supper. It's a crockpot mix but is easily converted for the oven. I decided I would mix the meat, mix, eggs as per directions on the box. Tried to google a sauce recipe that did not use ketchup. Found a post on chowhound where someone commented that their mom would stuff meatloaf with cheddar and top with bacon. Making it like a giant bunless bacon cheeseburger. I figured that was a better idea than ketchup so I set out to do so. I then decided it needed sautéed onions and mushrooms. Because hello, what's a bacon cheeseburger without mushrooms and onions?

While making the onions the thought occurred to me that I had not made beer caramelized onions (recipe is my general guide, I rarely measure I just toss and splash and taste haha) in practically forever and I assumed the sweetness of beer caramelized onions would compliment the bacon perfectly. I was right. The mushrooms I beefed up with a tsp of the beefy brown gravy mix I had customized and a splash of water once they were nearly done. I then layered the whole thing, meat, onions, meat, mushrooms and shredded cheddar, meat, bacon weave and cooked in a 350 oven for about an hour until meat thermometer gave me the ok to eat ;) 

Epic Meatloaf - Caramelized Onions
Onions caramelizing 

Beefy Sautéed Mushrooms - Do You Bake?
Beefy Mushrooms

Do You Bake? Canada
First layers

Do You Bake? Canada Epic Meatloaf
Added more meatloaf and the mushrooms

Epic Meatloaf - Do You Bake Canada
Cheese added on top of the mushrooms

Meatloaf Do You Bake Canada
Bacon weave

Do You Bake Canada Bacon Weave
Out of the oven

Bacon weave, beer caramelized onions, meatloaf
Get in my mouth