This was one of my favorite meals when I was a kid. I loved me some kidney bean loaf. But, I grew up with a mother who believed in giving her kids fish oil and enemas and wheat germ (enemas didn't really fit there now, did it?). So, all of that is to say that kidney bean loaf wasn't the weirdest thing that was on the menu. When I first introduced this to my kids a few years ago however, I called it meatloaf. I knew that they would decide, before trying it, that they didn't like it based on the title alone. So meatloaf it was. And they tried and and loved it and now the secret's out.
Here's the recipe. Give her a try.
Kidney Bean Loaf
(makes 1 loaf)
1 medium sized onion, chopped
2 T oil
2 c kidney beans or 1 can, mashed (I use a Cuisinart for this step)
1 c soft bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten
2 c grated cheddar cheese
1 T tomato sauce
Brown onion in oil. Mix all ingredients. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes.
When it's all warm and you try to cut it, it will fall apart a bit. Fear not, it's normal. My family likes to put ketchup on theirs and the husband really likes eating his as a sandwich.