Not your mama's meatloaf
Don't you hate it when you get home from work and you're exhausted, hungry and without a plan for dinner? Desperate, you open the fridge and peer into it. In fact, you stand there for so long that the Mom Fairy on your right shoulder says, "Close the refrigerator! You're going to make the electric bill sky high..." Seeing nothing but spicy mustard, olives, an opened bottle of wine and a box of Chinese takeout that you're afraid to open because of the horror you're sure lives within it, you turn to the pantry. Hmm... Nothing but panko and Eukanuba Small Breed Senior in there.
Before you grab the phone to order more Chinese, try my meatloaf.
I'm going to do everything I can to actually make this tonight, even though it will require a quick stop by the grocery on my way home. Like you, I'm busy and tired, but I promise you this is a quick and easy alternative to takeout. Especially when you serve it with Bob Evans mashed potatoes (which are way tastier and far more virtuous than instant mashed potatoes, in my opinion) and steamed (fresh) green beans.
Not Your Mama's Meatloaf
1 pound of ground turkey (or whatever combination of meat you like)
1/2 roll of Bob Evans' Zesty Hot Sausage
1 egg, beaten
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1 teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
And now, the piece de resistance (I guess I'm on a French kick today): 1 1/4 cup of Famous Dave's Devil's Spit BBQ sauce , with a little extra for topping (I've only been able to find this brand at Kroger.)
Preheat oven to 35o degrees.
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients with a fork. I use an ice cream scoop to put mine in a Pam-ed muffin tin for cute, miniature loaves. (It's also a great way to encourage portion control, but I doubt you'll think about that once you taste them.) Spoon a little extra bbq sauce on top of the meatloaf(loaves). Bake for about 30 minutes, or until center is done.