Monday, February 28, 2011

Turkey Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

There is some deliciousness going on in my house tonight. I adapted this recipe from a recipe I saw on Paula Deen's cooking show, and we know she is not, well... WLS friendly. So here it is!

  • 1 lb lean ground beef OR ground turkey
  • 6 slices low fat bacon OR turkey bacon
  • 1 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of each, salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili powder
  • a few squirts of ketchup and mustard, plus ketchup for the top
Cook bacon completely (I did mine in the oven). Chop bacon into pieces. Add all ingredients together until fully combined. Top with ketchup. Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes. This is so good!

PS. sorry about the lack of picture on this one. My camera died this morning and I am out of batteries!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Cheesey Quinoa Veggie Salad

I really love quinoa. If you are not familiar with it, here is a link to this "super food." I have a friend coming over and wanted to serve something different with my lentil soup.
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup quinoa, red or white rinsed first
  • 1/2 diced white onion
  • 1 diced green pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • sharp cheddar
  • salt and pepper
Rinse quinoa. In a medium sauce pan that is sprayed with cooking spray, sautee onions, peppers and garlic for 5-10 minutes, season with salt and pepper. Add in chicken broth, quinoa and spinach. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until soft. Place in serving bowl, and grate about 1/4 cup of sharp cheddar into quinoa and stir. Let quinoa cool to room temp. Garnish with cheese and enjoy.