Recipe modified by You Want Me to Cook? - February 23, 2011
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Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis Recipe originally published in Cooking Light, January/February 2011.
Garlic Roasted Potatoes originally published in Taste of Home Holiday Collection 2008, but found at the Mrs. Dash web site.
Meatloaf, as boring as it is, is one of my go-to recipes when I’m in a pinch. I always have ingredients on hand and have a favorite recipe (Better Homes and Gardens). On occasion, I’ll stuff it with vegetables and cheese, but for the most part, it’s a standard recipe that, while tasty, doesn’t have much pizzazz. The Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis definitely had a more interesting ingredient list than my usual meatloaf. Horseradish, Dijon mustard, onion and garlic made it almost impossible for me to pass up.
Since meatloaf isn’t really difficult to make, I decided this was a dish I needed to prepare with a side. Now, I have a list of about 9000 recipes (yes, you read that right) of every kind of dish you can imagine. I couldn’t find ANYTHING I wanted to serve with my mini-loaves. I stumbled across this recipe that was attributed to a magazine, yet was so old that I found it on a completely different web site than the original.
I don’t know if that made any sense. I think I need to tweak my medication.
On to the pictures!!!!!
My finished meal:
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Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis with Garlic Roasted Potatoes
Admit it. You want to eat the mini-meatloaf. Okay, my vegetarian friends/followers don’t, but the carnivores, like me, do. My loaves didn’t look as pretty as those of Cooking Light, but they aren’t ugly either.
The smell was FANTASTIC, but upon reflection of this dish, I should have gone with my initial instincts and made garlic mashed potatoes. Still it tasted good with the meatloaf and overall I was happy with the way it looked.