Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Meatloaf with springtime mashed potatoes

I forget how tasty meatloaf is. Even half turkey/ half beef meatloaf. I don't make it enough.
I never forget how tasty mashed potatoes are. Those are just plain goo-ood. Peas and chives take these ones up a notch and sneak a bit of green into dinner. Keeping that 'eat more vegetables' resolution strong!


In a bowl, combine with your [clean] hands:

1/2 lb. each ground turkey and ground beef
1 handful of corn chex, crushed
1 egg
1/4 cup bbq sauce (I like Sweet Baby Rays)
1/2 t. granulated garlic
Salt and pepper, a few dashes each
Other ingredients: Want onions? Add in onions.  Peppers? Why not.  Fresh herbs? Go for it.  How about shredded carrots? Get creative.

Pat the mixture into a dish: A bread pan, a baking dish, or even a muffin tin. Bake at 400 degrees until a meat thermometer reads 175. Top with extra bbq sauce and broil until it starts to glaze. Serve with mashed potatoes.

Springtime Mashed Potatoes:

Boil washed and chopped red potatoes, skins on.

When fork-tender, dump them into the kitchen aid bowl, along with 1/4 c. butter, 1/2 c. milk, and 2 chive stalks, snipped into pieces. Mix on medium speed until... they look like mashed potatoes. Stir in frozen peas.

Hubs approved.

P.S. If you make extra potatoes and cook up some extra meat, you've got Shepherd's pie halfway ready...

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