Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Fast Family Favourite

What do you make when all you got out to thaw for supper/dinner was two pound of hamburger and no ideas??? Cheater potatoes and mini meatloaves of course! This is an old stand-by that my Mom used to make when I was a kid and we had somewhere to rush off to. I can’t really give you a recipe, but here are the guidelines.

Mini Meatloaves
2 lbs burger (extra lean is best)
1 package Stove Top Stuffing Mix
2 eggs

Thaw burger, then add stuffing mix and eggs and blend well.
Scoop the mixture into muffin tins (no need to grease, the burger doesn’t usually stick) and bake at 350 degrees until done (about 20-30 minutes). Remove from muffin tins and drain on paper towel. Serve immediately with ketchup or condiments of your choosing.

Cheater Potatoes
5-6 medium potatoes scrubbed (or peeled) and sliced in ¼ inches thickness
Boil until fork tender.
While potatoes are cooking, make white sauce (butter, flour & milk) to create about 1 ½ - 2 cups. To this add 5 tablespoons powdered cheese sauce (I get mine at the bulk food place) and stir until thickened. You could use real cheese but this was supper Sunday night and Monday was grocery day, thus no cheese in the house!
Once the potatoes are fork tender, drain them and put in a buttered casserole dish. To them add 1 chopped cooking onion, and cover with sauce. Put the lid on and bake in the over until hot thru and onions are tender (about 25 – 30 minutes).
If you cook the potatoes before hand you can put the meatloaves and potatoes in at the same time.

So there you have it, my kind of cooking, fast and friendly! Sorry the picture of the meat loaves is a bit blurry, I think DH was playing with the settings on the camera and I didn’t change them back before taking the photo.


The Cookbook Junkie said...

Yum! We had meat muffins just last week. I used my Brown Sugar Meatloaf recipe which also uses stuffing but also some onion and bbq sauce and a ketchup/brown sugar/mustard glaze.