With the crazy lives we lead today getting in the kitchen and cooking every night is near impossible. So we are now seeing a trend of ahead-of-time meal prep where you cook and prep all your meals for the week on the weekend. I think it’s a great idea, IF you can find the time on the weekend to do it. I like to plan my meals by what’s on sale when I walk thru the grocery store and plan meals that can be eaten leftover. I think this prevents the way too often trips to the fast food joints. If you can get 2 to 3 meals out of a one hour visit to the stove… I’m in! Then when that volleyball game or meeting runs late and you don’t walk in the door until 8:00, you have a meal waiting in the frig that just needs thrown together and warmed up. Either way that you prefer to do it.. planning ahead always makes life easier and you will eat healthier in the process 🙂
You will need:
- 100% Whole wheat buns (toast if you prefer)
- Leftover Corn & Black Bean Chicken Meatloaf
- 1 ripened avocado sliced
- Shredded cheddar cheese (low fat or low sodium cheese is even better)
- Mt. Olive diced jalapeno peppers (optional)
- Fresh ground pepper
- Fresh salsa of your choice
- Green onions washed and sliced
Slice an approximate 3×3 piece of the meatloaf then slice it again so you have 2 3x3x1 pieces. Repeat for each burger you make.Microwave meatloaf on high approx. 1 min. Check for doneness (170 deg). If not hot enough microwave another 30 sec.
Time for the fun part! Place the non-cheese piece of the meatloaf on the bun. Sprinkle some cheddar cheese then put the other piece on top. Add some fresh ground pepper and a few slices of avocado. Top with salsa, jalapenos and green onions and of course some more fresh ground pepper. End with the other half of bun on top and give it a little “squish” but just a little… we don’t want it falling apart 🙂
If you don’t like the heat omit the jalapenos and use another topping of choice. If you like the heat add hot salsa and jalapeno slices.
** this meatloaf is great for sandwiches in your lunch the next day or crumble it for a plate of nachos or tacos! 🙂 WOW!!! That’s x3 and x4!! 😉
Created with love by:
Char Head 🙂