Friday, October 5, 2007

Yummy Meatloaf and Potatoes!

My name is Anya and I'm a carnivore. I admit it. I like meat. What's worse is I like red meat. I know I know, y'all are shocked and dismayed arent you? I am not giving up my red meat. You'll have to pry it from my cold dead fingers. Ew ok that was gross but you get my point. I'm a fan of the meat. With that said, I am *not* a fan of the chunk of ground meat lovingly referred to as "Meatloaf".

Btw did you know that October 18th is National Meatloaf Day? They have a day devoted just to meatloaf!!! Why the heck cant I have a National Anya day then. *grumble*

Anyway, back to my original train of thought. I dont hate meatloaf. I just dont want to have it all the time. I can usually handle it once a year or when I run across a recipe that might distract me from it being a big hunk of ground meat. Last night was the night for meatloaf! I havent made it this year (that I remember) and I found a cute recipe. Now I dont normally refer to recipes as cute but, seriously, if you take something that is normally big and make it teeny tiny it's gonna be cute. When I saw this recipe at Amber's Delectable Delights I had to make it. I am so glad I did! Again, I wont be making it every week but I might actually consider making it more then once a year because it tastes good and again, it's sooo cute! Little bitty meatloaves! Little loaves from the Land of Liliput.

Ok ok I've rambled enough. I know y'all just come here for the awesome recipes! :P

Teeny Tiny Italian Meat-Loaves

Found via Amber's Delectable Delights

1 pound ground beef
1 egg, beaten
1 cup spaghetti sauce; divided (I used Ragu Traditional Onion and Garlic Sauce - there was a lot left over so we are gonna have spaghetti tonight I think heh)
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1 tbls Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup panko (or breadcrumbs) (I used Italian Season Breadcrumbs because I didnt want to confuse RLD with panko when he went shopping)
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp parsley (left off because I didnt realize I didnt have any)
1 tsp basil
1/4 tsp oregano
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Gently mix 3/4 cup of the spaghetti sauce and remaining ingredients together.
3. Divide into 4 equal size pieces and form into desired shape. Place onto greased cookie sheet.
4. Smother each loaf with the remaining spaghetti sauce and top with extra cheese (I put about a handful of mozzarella on the top of each loaf about 40 minutes into baking because I was afraid of it burning if I put it on sooner) if desired.
5. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until internal temp is 160. (I ended up baking it for 60 minutes total)


Of course I couldnt resist also making the Roast Red Potatoes Amber mentioned in the same blog entry!

Roasted Red Potatoes

Found via Amber's Delectable Delights

4 red potatoes
2 Tbls bread crumbs
1 Tbls olive oil
1 Tbls Parmesan cheese
Your choice of seasonings (I used garlic power, onion powder, and parsley) (I used 1 tsp garlic powder and 1 tsp onion powder)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Slice potatoes into wedges and place into medium bowl. Season with all the remaining ingredients and place into preheated oven. Cook for 30-40 minutes or until potatoes are done to your desired crispness.


Overall this was a very good dinner. RLD was thrilled since he loves meatloaf and I was just happy that I didnt burn them. heh.


Terry said...

Great. Now I'm really hungry!

Anya said...

No meatloaf for you.
*neener neener*