I'm just going to leave this here...
Yeah that looks good, huh? Philly Cheesesteak style meatloaf. Just so delicious. Meatloaf gets a bad rap. It is cheap, filling and can be delicious when you do it right. This recipe, it did it right. I just wish I would have not been a good girl and put one more piece of cheese.
Sauteeing the onion and bell pepper gives this such a nice depth of flavor and provolone cheese is just a natural for some melty goodness on it. I served this with mashed cauliflower and it was so reminiscent of dinners at my grandma's. This time I steamed the cauliflower and pureed it in the blender with 1/4 cup evaporated milk. I added a little cheese and green onions to fancy it up.
Make this meatloaf. People will love it! I promise. Full recipe to follow the montage.
|That is a sad looking bell pepper. I was going to use ground pita chips for breadcrumbs but that failed. I improvised with just adding some flour. It worked!|
|Chop up your onions and bell pepper. I cut the recipe down for me.|
|Get some good color on them. Or what would look like good color if my camera cooperated!|
|Toss your loaf ingredients in there. Season with salt and pepper. This is important.|
|Take half and form it out. Place half the cheese on top.|
|Form the other half on top. Add more salt and pepper because you forgot to do that earlier.|
|Place the rest of the cheese on top. And wait.|
|And then a short while later you have this.|
|It needed a close up.|
|If I would have put the normal amount of cheese in this would have been a cooler picture.|
|Feels so comforting and retro, but it's not potatoes!|
Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf (Adapted from Of the Hearth)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon oil
1 lb. lean ground meat
1/4 cup flour
Several dashes salt and pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder or dried minced garlic
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
6 slices provolone cheese
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a skillet, sauté the onion and pepper in the oil until tender. Combine these veggies with the remaining ingredients except the cheese in a bowl. Place half of this mixture into a greased loaf pan and top with 3 of the slices of provolone cheese. Repeat so you have two meat-cheese layers. Bake for 45 minutes (the internal temperature of the meat should reach 165°F). Allow the meatloaf to sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.