Ian’s Bacon Cheeseburger Loaf
|Prep time||30 minutes|
|Cook time||35 minutes|
|Total time||1 hours, 5 minutes|
|Meal type||Lunch, Main Dish|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot|
- 5 Slices Low Sodium Bacon (Cooked & crumbled)
- 1 Yellow Onion (Diced)
- 3 Green Onions (diced)
- 4 Cloves, Garlic (minced (I love garlic, you can use less))
- 454g Ground Turkey or Chicken (454 grams is roughly 1lb.)
- 1/4 cup Milk
- 1/4 cup Carbquik or Breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste (Can or tube)
- 1 Egg (Beaten)
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/2 cup Old, Sharpe Cheddar, Shredded (I used a 5 year old.)
- Oil or butter for saute.
|Cook your delicious bacon strips until they are nice and crispy (but not burnt), when done, remove and set on paper towel to cool and drain. Set aside|
|Saute onions until white onions are starting to go transparent (or golden). Add garlic and continue saute for another minute. Remove from pan into a bowl to cool.|
|Time to have some fun. In 1 small bowl, beat an egg - Set aside. |
In another smallish bowl, add breadcrumbs.
Add milk to breadcrumbs, stir until mixed (or well incorporated).
Add egg to breadcrumb/milk mess.
|In a large bowl, add breadcrumb mess to ground turkey or chicken. Add the sautéed onions/garlic (now cooled), cheese, salt and delicious bacony goodness. |
Get your hands in there and mix it all up.
|You could use a normal meatloaf pan should you wish. Or you can find mini loaf pans at various kitchen supply-type stores. I actually used a "Brownie" pan. |
Divide your mess into 8 equal portions filling each of the pans. If your has empty slots, fill them 1/4 way with water to help keep your 350° oven humid (help with removal as well).
Cook for 35-40 minutes, depending on your oven.
When done. Remove from heat and let set aside to cool.
After roughly 10-15 minutes, you should be able to slide the loaves out of their beds.
Serve with beans, peas, or whatever floats your boat.
These can be frozen for up to 6 months for quick lunch or dinners.