Bacon Cheeseburger MeatLoaf!

Ingredients
4 slices bacon
1 1/2 lbs lean ground chuck or 1 1/2 lbs ground round…
1 cup firm fresh white breadcrumbs
1 cup coarsely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 large sweet onion, chopped ( vidalia)
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
2 teaspoons dry mustard
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 egg
1/4 cup ketchup

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350.
In medium skillet,cook bacon over medium heat until it is limp& some fat is rendered,3-4 minutes.
Remove bacon from the skillet and reserve it,set aside.
In large mixing bowl,use your hands to gently but thoroughly mix together: meat,bread crumbs,1/2 cup cheese,onion,mayo,relish,mustard¸å pepper and egg.
Pat mixture into a shallow 2-quart baking pan.
Spread top of the loaf with the ketchup then lay bacon strips over the ketchup.
Bake until loaf is firm& the bacon is crisp,45 to 50 minutes.
Sprinkling top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese to melt during last 5-10 minutes of baking (Internal temperature should be 155).
Let meatloaf stand in the baking dish for 10 minutes,then cut into squares to serve.

BAKED GARLIC PARMESAN POTATO WEDGES

BAKED GARLIC PARMESAN POTATO WEDGES

This easy recipe for Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges will blow you away with its simplicity and fantastic flavor! These make a great side dish or appetizer for parties!
Try these other side dishes with your favorite meals: Bacon Avocado Potato Salad, Best Ever Creamy Sweet Macaroni Salad, and Roasted Lemon Garlic Broccoli & Cauliflower.

Fries are my weakness. Many a time my sky-high metabolism younger self and brother made midnight french fry runs to the local Wendy’s/Carls Junior/Mickey-Ds/whoever is open at that unsightly hour. I’ve tried to get a handle on my addiction in my adult years by ordering fries on the side only here and there when eating out, instead of going with the fries-with-everything motto I endorsed for 20 years.

When my siblings and I went to iHop for breakfast, I ordered chicken strips and fries. Pancakes are great but they just can’t win out over deep fried potatoes and ketchup.

These days, like I said, I try to order fries less frequently – for obvious health reasons. Often times I’ll just share with the husband, he doesn’t mind giving up a few. Or 60%. He’s awesome like that.

And when I’m craving some variety of fry while at home in my sweats, I usually make my own instead of heading out for a to-go order.

“A medium fry, please”.

“Yes, that will be all”.

INGREDIENTS

3-4 large russet potatoes, sliced into wedges
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
optional: fresh parsley (or cilantro), ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping


INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease a large baking sheet and set aside.
Place potato wedges in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. In a small bowl whisk together salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Sprinkle potato wedges with the shredded cheese, tossing to coat, then sprinkle with the seasoning mixture.
Place potato wedges on prepared baking sheet in a single layer with skin-sides-down. Bake for 25-35 minutes until potatoes are fork-tender and golden. Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley and dressing for dipping.