Monday, October 18, 2010

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf & Pumpkin Spice Latte

YUMMY town here this week talk about overload of yummies!! Hope you enjoy as much as I do!
First off Meatloaf ... go figure here I HATED it as a child but love it as a grown up that is with lot's of flavor. And this sure did deliver just that!
Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf
by Paula Deen (Food Network)


  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 (8-ounce) package sharp Cheddar, grated
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs, toasted
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 (3-ounce) can French fried onions


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck and next 8 ingredients, mixing well.

In a small bowl, combine the ketchup and mustard. Stir 1/4 cup ketchup mixture into meat mixture, reserving remaining ketchup mixture.

Press meat mixture into a 9 by 5 by 3-inch loaf pan, or shape into a loaf and place on a rack in a broiler pan. Spread remaining ketchup mixture over loaf. Bake 40 minutes. Top with French fried onions; bake another 10 to 15 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink.

ALEXIS NOTES: I used my fav turkey bacon, ground beef instead and Olive Oil mayo.
Next was one I saw today at my girls Amy's site that she adapted from Kathie's Kreations. I of course had to love love this one!!
Pumpkin Spice Latte Hot
1 c milk
2 tbsp canned pumpkin (don't use the canned pumpkin pie mix!)
2 or 3 tbsp sugar (or use appropriate amount of sugar substitute)
1 tbsp vanilla (yes, 1 tbsp not tsp)
1/2-1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1-2 shots espresso or 1/4-1/2 c really strong coffee*
whipped cream or cool whip (optional)
1. Place the milk, pumpkin, sugar and spices in a pot and heat until the milk is hot, the pumpkin has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
2. Pour into a blender and blend for a minute or two.
3. Brew espresso or coffee.
4. Pour your espresso/coffee into a tall mug and add the blended mixture.
5. Top with whipped cream or cool whip and some pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, or freshly ground nutmeg.
ALEXIS NOTES: Make sure you READ the directions about blending! I got excited ran over to the ingredients and made. Let's just say you don't want to get a clump of pumpkin spice seasoning in your mouth! But that didn't stop by from having TWO cups!!! I used 2% milk, sugar substitute and my famous BLACK coffee. No Whipped cream for this girl :(


  1. That Pumpkin Spice Latte sure sounds hard compared to hopping in my car and driving to! :)

    That meatloaf looks really good. I just started counting WW points again today so not sure if I could make that lowfat. Tonight I made a quiche and it turned out yummy!

  2. I HAVE to try the pumpkin spice latte. I saw a crockpot recipe for it somewhere but never made it.

    I love pumpkin flavored - anything. I made chocolate chip pumpkin bread this weekend and used your trick of substituting whole wheat flour. It was SO GOOD.

  3. I'm not sure about the pumpkin latte, but the meatloaf sounds delicious!

  4. Both sound yummy to me! I have made pumpkin spice latte before, can't wait to try this one. Thanks.

  5. Yeah on making this great treat. Oops on the spoonful! Have a great day thanks for the link love.

  6. oh that meatloaf sounds awesome!! i think i will def be trying it this wkend!!!!!!!

  7. Glad you enjoyed it anyway.
    Actually, this isn't that complex to make...not sure why some folks think that it is. It doesn't take that long to make really. I've been told that it tastes just like the Starbucks version and it's much cheaper, obviously.

  8. I'm so glad you posted about the pumpkin spice latte - all my friends talk about them but I've never had one!

  9. Bacon Cheeseburger Meatload - awesome! Must try this one, thank you. I saw that drink and it looks awesome. You and your love of pumpkin, you must be in heaven!

  10. That meatloaf sounds good. I didn't much like it as a kid, either. Go figure.

  11. I never cared much for meatloaf either, but I've developed an appreciation for it. This looks great!

  12. I'm off right now to make that latte, because I have all ingredients YUMMY!

  13. Oh, I so have to try that pumpkin spice latte.........I LOVE them......
    and man, so much cheaper to make them myself.....oooooo.......

    I'm so behind on everything!.....oy..........hope you are doing well.....


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