Thursday, January 29, 2009

It is Sweet, It is Sour - and it's one delicious Meatloaf! ... With Twice Baked Potatoes!

Even non-fans of meatloaf will like this one.. i can pretty much guarantee it. I"m not sure about the photo - but this was the best i could do this time. Trust me, it's much better looking *and smelling* in real life.

Sweet and Sour Meatloaf

For the Loaf:

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 cup of dry bread crumbs
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of onion granules (you can use 1/4 cup of diced onion if you choose)
7 1/2 ounces Tomato Sauce (buy a 15 ounce'll use the whole thing for this recipe)

For the sauce:
7 1/2 ounces Tomato Sauce
3 Tablespoons Ketchup
4 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons of mustard (yellow or dijon is fine)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a mixing bowl combine ground beef, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, eggs, onion and half of the can of tomato sauce (7 1/2 ounces).
Push the meatloaf into a loaf pan and make a 'well' around the edges for the sauce to drip into.
Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
While this is cooking - in a saucepan combine remaining tomato sauce, brown sugar, white sugar, vinegar and mustard. Bring this to a boil over medium heat and then remove from heat.
After the meatloaf has cooked for 40 minutes, remove it from the oven and pour the sauce ove the top of the meatloaf. Put the loaf back into the oven for another 20 minutes.

Twice Baked Potatoes
(This is a recipe for 4 larger size):
Any large size potato of your choice..i like a nice large Russett Or Idaho (You choose how many you want)
1/4 cup butter
3-4 Tablespoons Milk
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1/2 cup cream cheese
Paprika - for sprinkling on top
Salt - to taste
Pepper - to taste
Bake potatoes in the oven (or microwave as I do) until firm.
Split potatoes 3/4 of the way through and with a spoon, dig out the potato and place in a mixer bowl. Try your best to leave the skins in tact. (Even if they rip or tear apart, that's fine - the mashed potato can put it back together.) Put skins on a baking dish and place aside.
Once all the potato is in the mixer add all the ingredients above. If you want more of one ingredient and less than another, that's fine! You really cannot screw up this recipe.
Once all is mixed well, Spoon potato into the skins and sort of 'reform' the potato (see photo). Once all is done, sprinkle with paprika and place potatoes in 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
They are sooo good!

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