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Old Fashioned Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

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There is nothing that screams comfort more than homemade old-fashioned meatloaf and mashed potatoes and this dish is no exception. You will love all the flavors in this loaded meatloaf and the creamy mashed potatoes on the side. Once you try this, it will be your new favorite meatloaf recipe. 

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We all remember meatloaf night growing up! It was always one of my favorite meals. Mom would serve a really hearty meatloaf and mashed potatoes on the side every single time. I remember how flavorful and moist her meatloaf was. In fact, my friends would even comment on how delicious it was. It wasn’t til years later when mom told me it was loaded with vegetables! 

I am so excited to share with you my mom’s meatloaf and mashed potato recipe! I know that you will love it! 

Be sure to try our other family’s favorite Easy Zoodles with homemade Alfredo Sauce as well! 

Ingredients:

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Meatloaf:                                                                    

2 pounds of Ground Beef

2 Large Eggs

1 onion, diced

2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

3/4 cup Milk

1/4 cup of Ketchup

1 1/2 cups dried Italian Bread Crumbs

1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder

2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning

2 teaspoons of Salt

1/2 teaspoon Pepper

1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika

Topping:

3/4 cup Ketchup

2 Tablespoon Prepared Mustard

2 Tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar  

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Mashed Potatoes: 

2 ½ lbs russet potatoes, peeled & diced

½ stick butter

1 cup milk

1 cup heavy cream

Salt & pepper to taste 

How to Make Old Fashioned Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes:

  • Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, drain 
  • In a large bowl use a hand mixer to whip potatoes, butter, milk, cream, salt & pepper until fluffy and smooth 

Meatloaf:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray, or use parchment paper inside the pan. Set aside
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1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, eggs, onion, milk, and ketchup; Mix very gently to combine.

2. Add the dried bread crumbs, and seasonings (garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and smoke paprika). Mix well to combine shaping into a loaf and place in a prepared loaf pan.

3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar and spread on top of the meatloaf

** 4. Bake in a preheated oven, uncovered, for 55-60 minutes, or until fully cooked through and the meatloaf reaches a temperature of 160 degrees F. 

** 5. If desired, reserve 1/4 of the Topping mixture to use after the meatloaf has cooked. Warm the mixture in the microwave, or on the stovetop. 

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Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Mix gently to avoid over-mixing, which will result in a dry meatloaf.
  • Use leaner ground beef to help with the grease content, I prefer a 90/10 blend.
  • Ground Turkey substitutes beautifully in this recipe
  • Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days
  • Double the recipe, eat one now, and store the other in the freezer for up to 3 months!
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Storage

Meatloaf makes a great leftover dish. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

Freezer

You can easily freeze leftover meatloaf as well. You will want to make sure it is completely cooled and then I cut it into individual pieces. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap and then in foil and place them in a freezer-safe bag. Pull out the amount you would like and thaw in the fridge overnight. 

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Yield: 8 servings

Old Fashioned Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

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There is nothing that screams comfort more than homemade old fashioned meatloaf and mashed potatoes and this dish is no exception. You will love all the flavors in this loaded meatloaf and the creamy mashed potatoes on the side. Once you try this, it will be your new favorite meatloaf recipe. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Meatloaf:
  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cups dried Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • Topping:
  • 3/4 cup Ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoon Prepared Mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar
  • Mashed Potatoes:
  • 2 ½ lbs russet potatoes, peeled & diced
  • ½ stick butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

    Preparation Instructions:

Mashed Potatoes:

1. Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, drain 

2. In a large bowl use a hand mixer to whip potatoes, butter, milk, cream, salt & pepper until fluffy and smooth 

Meatloaf:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray, or use parchment paper inside the pan. Set aside.

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, eggs, onion, milk, and ketchup; Mix very gently to combine.

2. Add the dried bread crumbs, and seasonings (garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and smoke paprika). Mix well to combine shaping into a loaf and place in prepared loaf pan.

3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar and spread on top of the meatloaf

** 4. Bake in a preheated oven, uncovered, for 55-60 minutes, or until fully cooked through and the meatloaf reaches a temperature of 160 degrees F. 

** 5. If desired, reserve 1/4 of the Topping mixture to use after the meatloaf has cooked. Warm the mixture in the microwave, or on the stovetop. 

Notes

* Mix gently to avoid over-mixing, which will result in a dry meatloaf.

* Use leaner ground beef to help with the grease content, l prefer 90/10 blend.

* Ground Turkey substitutes beautifully in this recipe

* Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days

* Double the recipe, eat one now, and store the other in the freezer for up to 3 months!  

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 786Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 201mgSodium: 1444mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 5gSugar: 17gProtein: 43g

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