The good news is, I'm feeling much better today, so comfort food week is back on!
Even though I posted a meatloaf recipe last week, I felt like I couldn't have comfort food week without meatloaf and mashed potatoes, so I'm providing another great meatloaf recipe idea for two. However, this time I'm putting a unique spin on the traditional recipe -- barbecue sauce!
The Side Dish
I'll be serving the barbecue meatloaf with the ultimate comfort food side dish -- mashed potatoes.
Total Time: 35 minutes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
What you'll need
1/2 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped (optional)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 tablespoons milk
1/3 cup crushed seasoned croutons
2 additional tablespoons barbecue sauce
1 additional tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together milk and egg; add crushed croutons. Mix well.
3. Combine crouton mixture, ground beef, 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Mix well.
6. For the glaze, whisk together 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard and brown sugar in a small mixing bowl.
7. Brush glaze over each loaf.
9. Let loaves rest for about 5 minutes before serving.
Mashed Red Potatoes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
What you'll need
1/2 pound red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/3 cup milk, warmed
1 tablespoon butter, softened
Garlic salt and pepper, to taste
1. Cook potatoes in a pot of boiling water until tender (about 15 minutes).
2. Drain potatoes; return to pot, stirring over low heat for 1 minute.
3. Mash potatoes with a hand masher until desired consistency. Stir in milk and butter; season with garlic salt and pepper. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Cuisine at Home Magazine