Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ultimate Best-Ever Meatloaf and Roasted Smashed Potatoes

Let's cozy up with Comfort food, shall we? 


Instead of the typical mashed potatoes let's go for SMASHED Potatoes

We need a vegetable to complete the meal....How about fresh from the garden steamed broccoli to round out the meal?

Best Ever Meatloaf with Barbecue Glaze
Makes 1 loaf
Recipe adapted from Cuisine at Home

For the meatloaf, whisk:
4 tablespoons milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup crushed seasoned croutons

Mince:
3/4 cup onion
3 cloves garlic
4 tablespoons each diced carrot and celery, and chopped fresh parsley

Combine:
1/2 lb. ground pork
1/2 lb. ground chuck
4 tablespoons purchased barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

For the Glaze, Whisk:
4 tablespoons purchased barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons brown sugar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a loaf pan with foil or baking sheet.

For the meatloaf, whisk together milk and egg in a small bowl; add croutons and set aside.

Mince onion, garlic, carrot, celery, and parsley in a mini-food processor.

Combine  crouton mixture, onion mixture, chuck, pork, 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce, 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.  Form mixture into a loaf; place on prepared baking sheet or loaf pan.  Bake 15 minutes.

For the glaze, whisk 4 tablespoon barbecue sauce 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, and brown sugar in a bowl; brush on loaf after 15 minutes of baking.

Bake loaf until an instant read thermometer inserted in the center reads 160 degrees, about 20 minutes more.  Let loaf rest  10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Roasted Smashed Potatoes
Serves 4-6

Ingredients:
12-15 small baby red potatoes
6-8 tablespoons Olive oil
Sea Salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 

Place potatoes on a large rimmed baking sheet and toss potatoes in olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt.  Cover potatoes with aluminum foil and bake for 30-35 minutes.  Test potatoes for doneness (note: this can be done by poking a skewer through the foil to test the potatoes).  When the potatoes are ready Uncover, and bake 15 minutes until crispy.

Remove potatoes from the oven. Take another large rimmed baking sheet, bottom side down, and flatten the roasted potatoes.

Serve.

Enjoy!

As for the garden broccoli, you probably don't need a recipe.




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50 comments:

Aarthi said...

Yummy dishes

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Looks really yummy! I've been hankering for some meatloaf - and I like the fact that your smashed potatoes weren't flattened - they still have a nice shape!

sangeeta said...

Wow..that is one sumptuous meal...Loving it!!!

From the Kitchen said...

This doesn't sound like a Wednesday meatloaf--more of a "treatday" mealoaf I think. A side of "smashed" potatoes and broccoli seem just about perfect for me!!

Best,
Bonnie

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

The photo is so clear and crisp, I could almost taste it. The potatoes look delicious. I do almost the same thing except I do it in a cast iron pot on top of the stove.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That meat loaf sounds really yummy, on the to do list. Thanks Diane

Judy said...

This is a man's meal, and one my hubby would appreciate. He's been asking for meatloaf.

Julie said...

I love meat loaf! This recipe looks like a delicious one. I just made smashed potatoes for the first time. The recipe I used (from the Mozza cookbook) did them stove top. I will have to try them roasted. Happy New Year!!!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Looks like the perfect dinner for a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon. I never liked meatloaf when I was a child and now it's one of my favorite meals. Mouthwatering photos, Velva.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

This is Comfort Food taken up a notch!! The potatoes looks tooooo good! Thank you. blessings ~ tanna

Big Dude said...

The meatloaf sounds delicious and I like your using croutons and BBQ sauce - we've have to try both. I'm a big fan of the smashed potatoes.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Oh my... Sounds like next Sunday's dinner to me-thanks:@)

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare & delicious!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This sounds like a great recipe with the seasoned croutons and the extra veggies in the mix! One of the best comfort foods of all time.

Sandy's Kitchen said...

Wow these both sound sooo delicious! What a great idea to use seasoned crouton instead of bread crumbs. I am booking marking this recipe for later in the week!

Abbey said...

Yum!! I love this meal. I grew up on meatloaf, mashed potatoes and broccoli and make some variation of it for my family often. This method for cooking potatoes is a favorite of mine too! Excellent!

Chris said...

I always love a good meatloaf and a leftover meatloaf even better.

Lynda said...

Yeah for comfort food, especially meatloaf and smashed potatoes! It all looks delicious and I want it right now.

nanny said...

I can't wait to have these......I can already hear my husband's comment, "Why'd you do that to those potatoes".....lol

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

Sounding very good! It was meatloaf/mashed potatoes at our house tonight.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Can I PLEASE come over for dinner?
Mary x

Zoe said...

Wow! I will bookmark this to cook for my family.

amy_z. said...

Your meatloaf looks amazing! My guys (and my Mom) are huge meatloaf fans. Love that yours has carrots, we'll have to try it!

Marguerite said...

Now that is a comfort meal! The meatloaf looks scrumptious and the sides look really good, too! Thanks for the great recipe!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply yummy looking meatloaf and potatoes. Lovely preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

teresa said...

meatloaf is very popular in this house, what a delicious recipe! it looks amazing.

Elisabeth said...

Velva-this is the best comfort food...ever! Your meatloaf recipe is the most amazing and old fashioned one, that I have not seen around in a long time. The barbecue glaze is to "die for" as well, along with the smashed potatoes!
I think I gained back the 2lbs I lost since last week, just by staring at the photo, and drooling here:DDD

mangiabella said...

mmmmm comfort food indeed. I love the seasoned croutons and the smashed potatoes.....I am wishing you a very Happy New Year and many blessings all year through

Jacquelyn said...

I haven't made meatloaf in years. Yours looks delicious. I love how you are all about using fresh ingredients and produce. I try and do the same as it makes everything taste so much better.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

It does look like the best ever meatloaf. Delicious. Especially with those potatoes!

Lucia from Madison said...

Wow that is comfort food. I love the way the diced carrots look in the meatloaf. Excellent photos. What kind of camera are you using?

Only Fish Recipes said...

Hi...first time in your space....u hav such an awesome space...meatloaf n smashed potatoes...both r my favorites.....loved the way u hav prepared....joined ur space...do check out my recipes in ur free time :-)

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Meatloaf and potatoes....comfort food at it's finest.
Sam

Kim said...

Oh Velva...you're speaking my language perfectly with this one:) I absolutely crave a meal like this at this time of year. I love every single element on the plate. I'm pinning this because it's a must make for me. Thanks!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I wish my hubby would eat meatloaf.

Looks devine.

Hungry Dog said...

Both sound and look delicious but for some reason I am particularly entranced by the smashed potatoes! I'll have to give those a try--what an unusual method.

Claudia said...

I can't make enough meatloaf to satisfy husband. Fun to see a slightly different recipe. And oh yes - to all.

A Canadian Foodie said...

I love meatloaf. My mom's is my favourite family cooked meal. This looks delicious and somehow smashed potatoes just "go" with meatloaf!
:)
Valerie

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Your meatloaf looks absolutely delicious...I wish I could help myself to a plate! Guess I will have to make some!

Veronica's Kitchen said...

I haven't made meat loaf and smashed potatoes before, would love to try this for sure!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

It looks like the best meal EVER

Doniene said...

Meatloaf is one of my favorite meals!! and yours looks scrumptious!! Read you profile - there is a definite difference between store bought eggs and farm raised fresh eggs - also fresh milk - but like you - not many people listen.

Have a great day!!

Mimi said...

Comfort food at its best!
Mimi

Magic of Spice said...

I love smashed potatoes! This meatloaf would be well loved by my family for sure :)

Just Cake Girl said...

That looks so amazing!!! I love meatloaf :))

Angie's Recipes said...

I must make this meatloaf for my husband. It looks mouthwatering!

Lyndsey said...

Talk about comfort on a plate. I love the potates smashed like that! Yummy!

Cooking Creation said...

I love smashed potatoes and they would go perfectly paired with that yummy meatloaf! It really does look amazing!

Heather said...

Mmmm...brings me back to my childhood! Looks great!

Roz said...

Meatloaf is welcome on our table ANY time, we never tire of it. Love those smashed potatoes paired with the meatloaf instead of the same ol' same ol' mashed potatoes! Good idea!

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