Monday, February 24, 2014

French Onion Meatloaf

This recipe came about while I was searching for recipes using Ritz Crackers.  It's a version of the Elvis Presley meatloaf from Paula Deen's website.  This meatloaf contains NO egg, but sour cream instead.  I didn't have any sour cream but I did have some French Onion Dip - French Onion Meatloaf.  The cheese choice was simple -elements of French Onion Soup.
1 lb. 85% ground beef
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup minced onion
4 oz. Swiss Cheese, cubed
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup prepared French Sour Cream Onion Dip
1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash No-Salt Original Seasoning
1 cup Ritz crackers
1 garlic clove
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1 Tbsp. olive oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a small food processor, combine Ritz crackers, garlic clove and crushed red pepper flakes.  Pulse to fine crumbs.  Add olive oil and pulse to combine.  In a small saute pan, add crumb mixture and cook over medium heat until crumbs are toasted and lightly brown; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, salt, pepper, onion, swiss cheese, Worcestershire sauce, onion dip and Mrs. Dash seasoning and crumb mixture and combine well. 

Bake 45 minutes to one hour.  During the last 15 minutes, top with glaze of your choice.

Makes 2 generous servings plus enough for a cold sandwich the next day.

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