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

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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)

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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

Ingredients:
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)

Directions:
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.

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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.

2 comments:

Terry said...

Great. Now I'm really hungry!

Anya said...

No meatloaf for you.
*neener neener*