Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Meatloaf and Peanut Butter Cookies

I love to come home after work and know that I have something in the way of leftovers I like to eat. I'm not a leftover person and usually toss it or give it to someone. So when I say I love eating leftover meatloaf it has to be good. My favorite leftover meatloaf is on a sandwich with just mayo. And good bread is even better. I was a happy girl yesterday when it came time for dinner last evening. And today I'll eat it with leftover cheesy mashed potatoes. I hope you enjoy it as much as I am.

1# ground chuck
¼ c onion chopped
¼ c green bell pepper chopped
1/4 c red bell pepper
1 TBL margarine
½ cup Panko bread crumbs
1 egg
3 TBL Hunts Ketchup
2 TBL Philadelphia Cooking Crème Savory Garlic
1/3 c fresh parmesan cheese grated
½ tea onion powder
½ tea garlic powder
1/3 c fresh chopped basil

½ onion sliced for bottom of pan

Additional ketchup for topping

Saute onion and bell pepper in margarine till onion is translucent. Cool. Combine all ingredients and mix with your hands and form into a loaf. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with sliced onion and place the meatloaf on the top of the onion. Top with ketchup and then bacon on top. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

I can't get enough of these peanut butter cookies. I had to share these with others and they all loved them. Bake you up a batch and watch them disappear.

Peanut Butter Cookies
2 sticks butter softened
¾ c peanut butter
1 egg
1 t vanilla
¾ c sugar
¾ c brown sugar
2 c plain flour
¾ t baking powder
1 t soda

Combine dry ingredients and whisk to blend. Mix butter and peanut butter. Add egg and vanilla and mix. Add dry ingredients 1/3 at a time and mix. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. Press cross into cookie with fork dipped in sugar. Bake at 375 for app 9 minutes. Makes app. 5 dozen cookies depending on size.

I hope you enjoy the recipes today.


  1. Love the meat loaf, but as I am not a lover of peanut butter, I will let you enjoy the Peanut Butter Cookies on your own :-) Diane

  2. I love meatloaf, and I like to make sandwiches with the leftovers!!! :D

  3. Sounds delicious, Becca. Both of these would be good comfort food for me.

  4. whew!!! - could hardly wait to see a meatloaf peanut cookie ... ya had me going there... I too love a good meatloaf but I love leftovers too.. don't mind them one bit, normally eating them a couple of days afterwards... I figure if you go to the trouble, might as well make it so good you'll want it again... just like your meatloaf...
    hey, thanks for stopping by, my cafe is located in the ream of the blogosphere... hope you come back to visit.....

  5. I would love some of your peanut butter cookies. My husband would love them.

  6. Being a Southerner, I love a good meatloaf - with mashed potatoes and green beans, please! And the cookies would be a perfect ending to this yummy meal. ;)

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  7. Wonderful! Awesome!
    Thanks, Becca!


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