We like Chicken Cordon Blue and we like meatloaf, I knew this would be a winning recipe the second I read it. A friend shared with me some recipes that she found on Facebook and this was one of them. So nice to have friends to share recipes with! Not much to say here. Just that it was enjoyed by my whole family. 🙂
* Most meatloafs have a sauce or something on top, didn’t think a sauce would be quite right. BUT I did think that the top looked a bit boring ~ so I topped it with Parmesan cheese and Italian Seasoning and it made a simply lovely crust. *UPDATE* See sauce recipe below………
* I pressed mine a bit thinner then I was supposed to, so I formed it into a log and put in a greased 9″ x 13″ pan. Since it was longer and thinner I baked it for only 1 hour. IF you do it in the loaf pan I am fairly certain you WILL need to bake it the full 1 hour and 15 minutes.
*I used ground pork. That is what I had. Near the end of the post look for an idea for what to do with the leftovers……..
Meatloaf Cordon Blue
2 lb. ground beef (I used ground pork)
1 c. Italian Seasoned Bread crumbs
1 onion, chopped
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
4 oz. thin sliced ham
4 oz. provolone cheese slices
Parmesan Cheese (my addition)
Italian seasoning (my addition)
1 – 8 oz cream cheese cubed
3/4 c. Parmesan cheese, shredded not powder
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. milk
For sauce ~ In sauce pan stir together until smooth. I use abt 1/3 c to pour over the top of the load, then make 3/4 box fettucine noodles to use the rest of the sauce with!:)
Mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, onions, eggs, garlic and salt well. Put on a piece of WAX paper and pat to 1/2″ thick. Layer the ham on top, then the cheese. Roll up like a log and seal edges as best you can ~ THOUGH the cheesy crispyness that oozed out was SO tasty ~ and put in 9″ x 5″ loaf pan. Top with Parmesan cheese and seasoning. Bake at 350* for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
For sauce ~ In sauce pan mix the cream cheese, butter, Parmesan cheese and milk and stir together until smooth. Pour about 1/3 c. over the top of the meatloaf (do this during the last 15 minutes of cooking), then toss the rest of the sauce with about 8 oz. of cooked fettucine.
Or serve with Butter Baked Rice and ENJOY!
I was having a simply lovely conversation about rice the other day, yeah rice. Kathy shared a recipe with me and I thought it was be perfectly suited for this dish. It was a great pairing. This rice is easy to prepare and cooks right along with your main dish, which in my book earns it an A+.
* At my best uneducated guess this dish serves 4. One batch fed my family just right, but if your family goes for a LOT of rice, you may want to double.
*This tip from Kathy was helpful for me. Use enough parsley so that you can see green throughout the whole dish. It was a very “pretty” rice…IF rice can be pretty.
*If you do not have chicken broth go ahead and use 2 cubes if bouillon dissolved in 1 3/4 c. water. Worked great!
* Don’t have your heat on high when you are cooking the rice with the butter. I did and one of my boys came to my and said “mom your spaghetti is jumping!” Well, yes, it was, the rice was popping RIGHT out of the pan. Oops.
Butter Baked Rice
2 tsp. salt
2 c. water
1 c. long grain rice
1/3 c. butter
dash of garlic salt
1 (13 3/4 oz.) can of chicken broth
Combine the salt and water. Bring to a boil and pour over rice. Let stand 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Melt the butter and add the rice. Cook till butter is all absorbed, this will take about 5 minutes. Put in greased casserole dish, 1-2 qt. dish would be fine. Top with garlic salt and broth. Cover and bake at 325* for 45 minutes. Add parsley and fluff (I love that word, such a good visual….sorry…) with fork. Bake, uncovered, for 10 more minutes. Serve. Enjoy.
Meatloaf Cordon Blue recipe from a friend via Facebook, origin unknown.
Rice recipe from Kathy.
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Here is a way to use your leftover Meatloaf IF you used pork! 🙂 Slice it thin and put in on an egg sandwich!