If you haven’t read my memoir anthology, you do not know about my fails in cooking as a newlywed. You might find it amusing about how little I knew.
When I got married, one of my gifts was a Betty Crocker cookbook. At the time, I was pleased to find an easy meatloaf recipe in there that helped me learn in the beginning. Since I haven’t shared a recipe in a while, I’m posting this tried and true meatloaf I still make on occasion.
Although the recipe has all the usual egg, bread crumbs, etc for the meat mixture, I’ll let you use your own recipe for that part.
2 pounds ground beef mixed with your own seasonings.
1 cup chopped broccoli florets
2 to 3 thin sliced pieces of ham
2 thin slices of provolone or Swiss cheese
Once the meat is mixed with all its seasonings, flatten it out on some foil to about 1/2 inch thick (I usually spray the foil with non-stick spray first).
Spread chopped broccoli across top of meat. Sprinkle broccoli with salt & pepper, to taste. Place slices of ham over broccoli. Roll flattened beef like a jelly roll over the top of broccoli and ham. Pinch ends closed and bake in 350 oven the way you would normally cook your meatloaf.
Five minutes before meatloaf is done, place cheese slices on top of the meat and let finish cooking.
A good way to get your meat and vegetables.
(To use any of these photos, please attribute them to Lori and this blog.)