Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Meatloaf Burgers & Yellow Cheddar Squash Casserole
This evening I was in the mood for meatloaf but wanted to put a quick and different twist on it. I stopped at the store on my way home and picked up a pound of grass fed organic beef by Maverick Ranch. This is the third different brand of grass fed beef I've tried and so far I don't care for the first two kinds I've tried at all...I would rather not eat any beef than to eat those and both were from local Georgia farms. Finally, this brand has GGC approval...LOL -- it's the first one that didn't have a weird and strong taste to me. I have never been much of a beef person to begin with (since young childhood) which is pretty weird considering that I grew up in a family that loved their red meat. Growing up, I was always the "meat outcast" and would order chicken instead of steak when our family would eat at one of their favorite "house of beef" restaurants. Anyway...I decided to make "meatloaf burgers" and since it was raining on and off this evening, I made the burgers inside. I mixed the ground beef with a few squeezes of ketchup, mustard, sriracha, Greek seasoning, sea salt, and black pepper and then added some finely minced Vidalia onion to mine (hubby is not fond of onions). I formed them into patties and then sauteed them in a pan on the stove. I also sauteed some sliced fresh mushrooms in Kerrygold Herb Garlic Butter and made my Yellow Cheddar Squash Casserole to go with it. I topped the "meatloaf burgers" with some sliced white cheddar cheese with chipotle chile peppers and spooned the buttered mushrooms over my burger. It was a simple and delicious dinner and it was nice having half burger/half meatloaf, too. My recipe for the Yellow Cheddar Squash Casserole is linked above. I snapped a few photos below. Enjoy!