Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Meatloaf, Potatoes, Green Beans

Sometimes I have to admit that Rachael Ray has some good ideas. Take her mini meatloaf muffins. Brilliant. I wanted to make meatloaf for dinner but I also wanted to exercise when I got home. With the meatloaf muffins I can still have dinner on the table in about 30 minutes. I rounded out the meal with mashed potatoes and steamed green beans:

For the meatloaf I mixed a little more than a pound of meatloaf mix (beef, pork and veal) with one beaten egg, some ketchup, diced onion, about a cup of bread crumbs, Worchestershire sauce, salt, pepper and some medium-heat salsa. Once everything was combined the mixture went into muffin tins that I'd greased with oil. I spread some more ketchup on top of each muffin and put them into a 450-degree oven for about 30 minutes until they were browned and crispy.

I cooked the potatoes with a few crushed garlic cloves and then mashed them with Plugra. I love that sinfully rich and buttery. Yum! A splash of milk, salt and pepper made them even better. The green beans I just steamed until they were crisp tender. A very comforting meal.
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  1. You just described my very favorite comfort meal in the world - meatloaf & mashed potatoes! As much as it pains me to admit it, the meatloaf muffins are a good idea. The crunchy bits of the meatloaf are the best. :)

  2. you know, i've never ever had meat loaf. the food pornographer had a stuffed egg meatloaf on her site a while and back and it made me think of meat loaf sanwhiches... mmmm.... i think i will try this recipe when i get a chance - we've been surviving on chicken for about two weeks now, so we could use a change!

  3. Oh I love meatloaf mini muffins! They are such a great way to make meatloaf, I agree. Looks delish!

  4. And I bet you can freeze the meat muffins and use them as super quick meals. Maybe you can market this to Swanson's or something. I'd buy that Hungry Man meal :)

  5. Tara - The muffins are good. :) Meatloaf is definitely up there on my comfort food list.

    Jac - Oh man, you don't know what you're missing! Seriously, make yourself some meatloaf ASAP. :P Really, though, it's tasty and easy to make and if there's any leftover for sandwiches that's just an added bonus.

    Kristen - Hi! Thanks for posting. :) Aren't they a great idea? Sometimes RR has good tips.

    longhair - If only the flavor was still good after the defrost and reheat process....


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