Though dinner continues to be a source of debate around my house, I’ve had another victory this week in making a meal that the picky heathens actually like.
As a working mom, I have limited time on a week-night to get dinner on the table. I’ve tried making meatloaf by assembling it the night before, but most meatloaf still has a cooking time of at least an hour; not a good thing when you have a kitchen full of hungry boys hounding you to death. By splitting my favorite meatloaf into smaller portions, I cut the cooking time in half. I promise this is your best bet for enticing picky eaters into the land of meatloaf and maintain your week-night sanity.
Here’s what you need:
Mini Bacon-Cheeseburger Meatloaves
- 4 strips of bacon
- ¼ cup Red Bell Pepper, Finely Chopped
- ¼ cup Onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves Garlic, Finely Chopped
- 2 pounds Lean Ground Beef
- 1-½ cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- ½ cup Oats
- ½ cup Light Brown Sugar, Divided
- ½ cup Yellow Mustard, Divided
- ½ cup Ketchup, Divided
As you can see, I served it with a double helping of vegetables to compensate for that whole bacon-cheese factor.
Because in my mind, that made perfect sense.