Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Mini Meatloaf Recipe
Last week, we were given the challenge of creating a delicious recipe that used some fantastic ingredients from General Mills products. I was glancing through Kraft’s, Hunt’s, Progresso’s, Avocado’s from Mexico’s, Ro*Tel’s, and Old El Paso’s different recipes to see what we might want to make for our family. I found some that looked seriously delicious, but I was wanting something a little bit different. I spotted a delicious recipe for mini meatloaf and knew that there was only one way that my wife would eat meatloaf – if we used her dad’s recipe. His meatloaf is like a meatloaf and cheese roll (kind of like a pumpkin roll but with meatloaf and cheese!). It is really delicious and I wanted to see if I could make a mini version of them. I knew there was one more ingredient that I could add that would basically guarantee that my wife would eat the meatloaf. And of course that is bacon. Anything with bacon and she’s willing to give it a try. I printed out my coupons and got my shopping list together so that I could head out to Publix and start getting what I needed. As I was gathering the ingredients that were needed for the delicious recipe that I was dreaming up, I knew that it was going to be amazing. I could not wait to make it and see how everyone loved it.
I started off the recipe with a base recipe for meatloaf from Kraft’s Recipes page. I picked it because it was the most simple and straight forward recipe. It did not have crazy ingredients like carrots, mushrooms, brown sugar, and some other crazy things that I have seen while looking around online for a meatloaf base recipe. With just a few twist and modifications, I had it all perfect and I was ready to start cooking. I spent about 30 minutes total prepping everything and then about 30 minutes of it actually cooking. This recipe would be perfect if you needed something quick to make during the week. I’ve also figured out that you can make multiple batches of these and freeze them! Now THAT is a quick idea for busy families!
Not only did this recipe end up being a HUGE hit, it was REALLY easy to make. Remember how my wife doesn’t like meatloaf? Yeah, well this recipe caused her to have to literally eat her words! She stole one as soon as they were cool enough to eat and then shortly after when it was time to eat dinner – she made a plate with two and some salad. You can serve just about anything with it. We decided to serve salad with it since using bacon, hamburger, and cheese with this recipe was already going to be a bit heavy and filling. We topped our salad with some fresh cucumbers, croutons, Kraft Honey Mustard Dressing (but of course use your favorite Kraft Flavored Dressing), and some Kraft Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese. It was the perfect end to a lazy Sunday.
Make sure that you check out all of the recipes available from Hunt’s, Old El Paso, Avocado’s from Mexico, Kraft, Progresso, and Ro*Tel. There are so many recipes that you will enjoy and it is also a great way to change up your menu from the recipes that your family might be tired of eating. Before you head out shopping at Publix, you should also be sure that you grab your coupons and save while you are shopping!