Bacon and Cheddar-Jack Meatloaf and Smoky BBQ Sauce
with ranch green beans
Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.
Cook Within: 5 days
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Spice Level: Mild
Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
Smoky BBQ Sauce? Cheddar? And bacon? Oh my, you must've saved a lot of rain forest in a past life to be worth such a treat. Or you're just a loyal and wonderful Home Chef customer, and we love to give you the flavors that tantalize and delight you. Plus ranch-y green beans? You saved rain forest and housed orphans, didn't you?
In Your Box (serves 2)
- 12 oz. Green Beans
- 10 oz. Ground Beef
- 1 fl. oz. Smoky BBQ Sauce
- ½ oz. Crumbled Bacon
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You Will Need
- Cooking Spray
- 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
- 1 Baking Sheet
- 2 Mixing Bowls
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
- Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
- Seafood 145° F |
- Chicken 165° F |
- Ground Beef 160° F |
- Ground Turkey 165° F |
- Ground Pork 160° F
Customize It Instructions
If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as beef in Steps 1 and 2, roasting until meatloaves reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 21-25 minutes.
Form the Meatloaves
Finely crush saltine crackers.Thoroughly combine ground beef, crushed crackers, chipotle mayonnaise, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a mixing bowl.Form ground beef mixture into two equally-sized ovals.
Bake the Meatloaves
Place meatloaves on prepared baking sheet. Top with cheese and bacon, pressing gently to adhere.Bake in hot oven until loaves reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 20-25 minutes.While loaves bake, cook green beans.
Cook the Green Beans
Trim ends off green beans.Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat. Add green beans and 1/4 cup water to hot pan. Bring to a simmer.Once simmering, cover and stir occasionally until water is evaporated, 5-7 minutes.If green beans need more time, add 2 Tbsp. water and stir occasionally, 1-3 minutes.Remove from burner. Season with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.While green beans cook, make ranch sauce.
Make the Ranch Sauce
In another mixing bowl, thoroughly combine sour cream, 1 Tbsp. water, and seasoning blend. Set aside.
Finish the Dish
Cut meatloaves into 1/2" slices, if desired.Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping meatloaf with BBQ sauce and topping green beans with ranch sauce and crispy peppers. Bon appétit!
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