Today I am writing about meatloaf twice baked potato cupcakes and steamed broccoli.
This was not a planned meal. This was a looking the kitchen and see what I can come up with meal.
So let me write down a quick ingredient list and directions for you. I used my own recipe as I have been making this for years.
- 3lb hamburger
- 2 eggs
- 4 slices of bread
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- Worcestershire sauce
- black pepper
Mashed potato cupcakes
- 10 potatoes
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 1/3 milk
- 3 tablespoon french onion dip
- black pepper
- frozen broccoli. or fresh whatever
- salt and pepper.
So let's begin with the meatloaf.
I took about 3 lb of hamburger and threw it in a bowl.
Then I took out the heels of bread out of the freezer. No one wants to eat them so I keep them in a bag in the freezer for stuff like meatloaf.
I rubbed the bread between my hands to make it crumbs. Then topped with eggs and spices. You really use your judgment. You can also add bell peppers to this but I did not have any on hand.
There really is no way to get around this. You have to mix by hand. I hate touching uncooked meat. But you have to suck it up and do it. Just remember to take off your pretty rings and put them in your pocket. I wear an apron when I cook because I am a mess sometimes. So I put them in my apron pockets.
Now divide and place into two bread pans
Then I mix it.
Then bake it at 350 degrees until it is not pink in the middle. About and hour or so.
Mashed potato cupcakes !
I usually just make mashed potatoes but I was feeling bored with that and really didn't feel the need to make gravy.
You need to clean the potatoes before you skin them. No one liked a dirty potato.
After I have removed their skins I cut them up and put them in a pot. (That sentence could have been taken directly from a serial killer's journal) (am I the only one who thinks like that?......yes.....ok I will go sit in the corner now....)
(drain in the sink. I just pictured it on the towel because my sink had dirty dishes from other stuff I was cooking and did not want to show a dirty sink.)
I then put it back into the pot and added the butter and milk. Using a potato masher I mashed the potatoes. You can also use a electric hand mixer or a fork.
Then stuck them in the oven with the meatloaf. I baked them until the tips and points turned brown.
I wanted to serve a vegetable. We had lots of broccoli. I think I have enough to feed an army.
I also LOVE steamfresh bags. Makes having veggies so much more convenient. Here is a link to what I am talking about.
So I filled to the line and added a couple tablespoons butter.a dash of salt and probably too much pepper. (I LOVE PEPPER, L.O.V.E. )
Not too hard of a meal and very yummy.
Here is my plate.