Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Meatloaf Casserole

Posted by Kimberly:

A couple of months ago, I had to have outpatient surgery. A dear friend of mine brought us this wonderful meal which featured meatloaf for supper one night. It was so good that I decided to try my own version of it last night. I invited my neighbor and her 2 year old granddaughter to eat with us, and she really liked it too and wanted the recipe. What makes this meatloaf unique is that you put vegetables underneath it. They cook in the juices from the meat and are so yummy.

Meatloaf Casserole:

2 or 2 1/2 lbs. of hamburger meat
28 oz. can tomato sauce, divided
1 1/2 cup ketchup, divided
1 whole egg and 1 egg white
1/2 a yellow onion, chopped
1/2 a green pepper, chopped
5-6 potatoes
8-10 carrots

Grease a deep 9x13 glass baking dish. Peel and thinly slice the potatoes and carrots. Place potatoes and then carrots in the bottom of the dish. (My friend also added celery.) Salt to taste. In a bowl, mix meat, 2/3 can tomato sauce, 1 cup ketchup, eggs, onion, and green pepper. Pour meat mixture over carrots and potatoes. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes. At this point, my meat was starting to brown on top but it and the vegetables needed to cook longer, so I covered it loosely with foil and let it cook another 15 minutes or so. Next, I mixed the remaining tomato sauce and a 1/2 cup of ketchup together and poured it on top. I left the foil off and let it bake another 10-15 minutes. (I think you could probably even do this in the crockpot.)

Obviously, you could use your own meatloaf recipe instead of mine if you have a favorite. This was really delicious and such a hearty meal.

Note to my mom: Please don't try this recipe..... I want to fix it for you and dad next time you come!!!! :) Pin It Now!


Lori said...

Meatloaf? You're turning into Dad! (He'll be thrilled :).) I actually called and told them that it was the special at the Grapevine yesterday. I tease them about "paying" for it. (This does actually sound good, though.) Joe and the kids would really like it.

Wa Wa Waughs said...

this sounds interesting...I usually pour the fat off my meatloaf before putting the sauce on at the end. Wonder if this would still work?

Donna said...

I promise not to fix it!!!!!! It's a good thing you told me, though.

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