Italian Meatloaf

Bill loves this meatloaf.  However, when trying to get it out of the pan, the bottom did stick a little (so you may have to spray the pan down first).  It also drained off the grease while it was cooking (about half way through and again when I pulled it out of the oven).

 

Italian Meatloaf
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup dry bread crumbs (I'm going to try a full cup next time I make this)
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Italian-style seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained (I used the ones with basil and oregano flavoring)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs and ketchup. Add in the Italian-style seasoning, oregano, basil, garlic salt, diced tomatoes and cheese. Press into a 9x5 inch loaf pan, and cover loosely with foil.
  3. Bake 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.

Dadgum That’s Good

As you all know, I’m always on the lookout of a great cookbook. However, I don’t normally get to meet the author of the cookbooks that I use. However, I did get to meet John McLemore before I even tried out his awesome cookbook (and I got a signed copy). He’s one the nicest and funniest guys you’ll ever meet.

Dadgum Thats Good is one of those cookbooks that not only has great recipes, but it also tells a story.  Before you dig into the food, you get to hear about how this cookbook came about, explains what cuts of meat you want to be getting, temperature your food should be, pantry essentials.  Bill loves that there is several pages dedicated to BBQ sauce.  There is a sauce for everyone in there.  These recipes are for all sorts of cooking:  smoking, grilling, drying, boiling, and steaming!  I’m not kidding when there is something in here for everyone.  You’ve got everything from Smoked Meatloaf to Lemonade Chicken.

If you want a cookbook that isn’t run of the mill, Dadgum Thats Good is the book for you!  My husband and I love it, the food is awesome, and the author is even more awesome.  What more could you ask for?

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Betty Crocker Potato Buds Giveaway

This giveaway is now over. The winner is Pamela S. Congrats!

Whether you prefer your mashed potatoes topped with butter, sour cream or cheese, the Betty Crocker Potato Buds that you’ve come to know and love has a new and improved taste that is sure to please even your pickiest eaters. And ready in just five minutes, they’re perfect for busy weeknights and last minute dinner ideas!  I like real mashed potatoes just as much as the next person, but with two little ones (and a puppy), I just don’t have the time nor the patience to make them.

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ll remember a few of my recipes that use mashed potatoes: Cheeseburger Mashed Potato Bake, Italian Style Meatloaf, and Italian Sausage Mashed Potato Pie.  Betty Crocker Potato Buds would work perfect in all three of these recipes.  Betty Crocker has a few of their own recipes that this can be used in too including Beef Pot Pie with Potato Biscuit Crust and Italian Hamburger Deep Dish.

Did you know that Betty Crocker Potato Buds are gluten-free?  If you are looking for some gluten-free recipes, make sure you check out Potato-Crusted Salmon and Cheesy Broccoli-Potato Soup!

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