Monday, February 25, 2008

Mini Meatloaf with Roasted Potatoes and Spinach Salad

I realized that I have not posted any beef recipes yet, so here is my first. I don't eat a lot of beef but I have a couple of recipes coming up for all of you steak and ground meat lovers.

I subscribe to a lot cooking magazines and have a lot of cookbooks so don't fear that I may run out of recipes any year soon.

I cut this recipe in half.

This recipe is actually very easy and easy to time to have it all ready at the same time.

First thing I did was grate the cheddar.

A regular old box grater will work.

Next you need to get your egg. But, how do you only use half an egg?

It is very simple, get your whisk

and whisk it all up. Once you have it combined you can pour in half of the egg and then save the other half to fry up with your dog's dinner.

grab some honey mustard (or combine 1 part mustard to 1 part honey)

gotta be Heinz!!

get those two combined together to make your glaze for the mini loaf.

If you don't have Panko breadcrumbs you can use regular breadcrumbs. Panko are the latest food fad and are used a lot as breading in Asian dishes.

so into the bowl goes your egg, breadcrumbs, cheese and some salt and pepper.

mix it up with your hands and form it into a mini loaf on a cookie sheet. Get your hands washed and grab your potatoes.

get them washed and quartered

drizzle them with olive oil, salt and some garlic powder. Add whatever seasonings you like.

get them all mixed up and spread them on a cookie sheet. I put the potatoes in at this point while I finished the loaf.

I got my glaze and a brush. If you don't have a brush a butter knife will work.

once it is covered with the ketchup and mustard mix sprinkle it with the remaining white cheddar. Put it in the oven, you will start smelling this glorious thing very quickly.

While the loaf cooks get your salad fixings out. Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar and some more of the honey mustard.

I didn't have any Boston lettuce so I used spinach. I promise this photo was taken before the "enjoy by" date. I have meals queued up to share with you guys.

yin and yang

drop in your honey mustard and mix it up

dress the greens and set them aside until your meat and potatoes are ready.

This thing smelled so amazing I could barely wait to eat it. I let it rest for 5 minutes while the potatoes finished up.

serve it all up and enjoy!

The meat loaf was so incredibly good I did not finish the potatoes. It was so moist I am guessing you could do this with ground turkey or chicken. This is definitely on my list of things to have again and again!


  1. Oh my that looks good. I think I might need to make that very soon. I love meatloaf but HATE eating leftovers. This is perfect!!!


  2. I just referred my neighbor (and blogger) to I Dine Alone. she loves to cook, but was feeling uninspired. (Everything is uninspiring after 2 unrelenting weeks of gray, cold, ice, and rain.)
    I know she'll love it!


  3. This would be a stellar change from my usual meatloaf recipe (which I make with turkey & is just as delicious!). I got my Everyday Food mag 2 weeks ago & haven't even looked through it yet.


  4. that looks so awesome.

    i've been reading awhile and i love your recipes. i was wondering though, if you've tried freezer cooking? it might work really well for you. i make meatloaves in a muffin tin and then freeze the extras for lunch at work :)

  5. I love meatloaf. I am going to have to try that one. My favorite meatloaf has cream cheese in it.

  6. This looks wonderful. I bought some of that used organic spinach at Fred Meyer. I used your tip about putting it in a bag with a paper towel. It is still fresh 2 weeks later and we have been eating it in different salads and dishes. Did the SO eat this since it was beef? Maybe if you put several pieces of bacon across it.

  7. Perfect! I was planing on making meatloaf later this week and I am going to the Asian food market today.

  8. Oh my god, I am DYING to try this one! Thanks for the recipe and the visual aids!!!

  9. Oh, I've gotta try this one! It looks so good!

  10. Surely your guy must have eaten some of this one.