COWBOY MEATLOAF AND POTATO CASSEROLE

If you’re feeling extra hungry today, you should definitely give the cowboy meatloaf a try. Complete with protein, starches, and fat, this casserole is a complete meal all on its own. I do suggest you double the recipe, though. It’s as hearty as it is addictive, so I’m sure you’ll want more than just a slice. While

 

 

 

 

 

I do suggest you double the recipe, though. It’s as hearty as it is addictive, so I’m sure you’ll want more than just a slice.

While the roster of ingredients is a tad lengthy, don’t be intimidated.

If you look closely, they’re all common necessities I’m sure you already have in your pantry!

Plus, thanks to items such as pre-cooked mashed potatoes and packaged French-fried onions and bacon, it’s a lot easier than you think.

Cowboy Meatloaf

If you think meatloaf couldn’t get any better, think again!

This cowboy meatloaf is the stuff of legends. It’s not just for cowboys and cowgirls, but anyone who’s extra hungry.

When I say this meatloaf is fully loaded, I mean it. It’s not just a meatloaf, but a hearty casserole.

It has moist and juicy meatloaf at the bottom and creamy mashed potatoes on top.

Consider it as a mash-up between American meatloaf and English shepherd’s pie.

Boy, this is the crossover you didn’t know you needed.

The meatloaf layer is flavored with sweet honey barbecue sauce and chili powder, giving it a wonderful combination of sweet and savory with a kick.

The topping isn’t just your basic mashed potatoes, either. Studded with bacon bits and French-fried onions, it’s both creamy and crunchy at the same time.

Ingredients
1 package Ore-Ida® Steam n’ Mash®  Cut Russet  Potatoes
1 pound ground lean meat (beef or turkey)
3/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup Jack Daniel’s® Barbecue Sauce, Honey Smokehouse™
1 egg lightly beaten
2 teaspoons chili powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup crumbled real bacon
1/4 cup crispy fried onions, canned
2/3 cup Mexican blend cheese, shredded
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 9×9 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine beef, onion, breadcrumbs, Barbecue Sauce, egg, chili powder and salt until well mixed. Gently press into bottom of baking dish.
2. Bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cooked through. Carefully pour off any excess fat if needed. Adjust oven to broil and place oven rack 6 to 8 inches from heat source.

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