Monday, April 7, 2014

BBQ Cheesy Meatloaf

It's Monday and I needed something to put together fast since it's beautiful outside and the yard is calling my name.  I wanted to try something new so here it is ~

BBQ Cheesy Meatloaf

1 # extra lean ground beef
1 large egg
1/4 cup ricotta cheese

1 cup Smoked Cheddar, shredded
1/4 cup onions, diced
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp parsley
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/2 bread crumbs

1/4 cup barbeque sauce
In a small pan, heat the olive oil.  Add in onions and cook until translucent.  Let cool slightly.  In a medium bowl, add in all of the ingredients.  My method for combining is getting both hands in and mixing until it's all combined evenly.  Shape and place in a greased loaf pan.  Spread 1/4 cup of your favorite barbeque sauce on top.  Bake at 325° until the internal temperature of the meatloaf is 155°.  Remove from oven and pan.  Cover and let sit 10 minutes before serving.