Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Meatloaf Patties and Mashed Potatoes

I have to be honest, my husband and the homegirlz go crazy over this dish. I mean totally nuts. It puzzles ad pleases me at the same time. Ok, I feel better now.

Meatloaf Patties and Mashed Potatoes -

Place 1-1/lb. lean ground beef or ground sirloin meat in a large mixing bowl and create a well in the center of the meat.

Fill the well with the bread cubes (made from 1 slice of buttered bread cut into cubes) and dampen them with a splash of milk.

Pour 1 beaten egg over bread and add salt and pepper, 1/2 teaspoon allspice (dig way back in the cabinet, do you faintly remember using this during the holidays?), 1 rounded tablespoon tomato paste and 3/4 of medium onion finely chopped to the bowl.

Combine the meat, bread, and seasonings and form mixture into 4 large oval patties.

Pan fry meatloaf patties in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat 7 minutes on each side. Loosely tent the skillet with foil to radiate the heat and keep the patties moist.

While the patties are cooking, let's get started on the taters. Cover 2 lbs. of peeled and quartered in salted water in a large pot. Bring water to a boil and cook potatoes 10 minutes or until fork tender. Turn heat under pan off; drain potatoes and return to hot pot and warm stove top to dry potatoes out. Add 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons sour cream, 2 chopped scallions, and 1/2 cup evaporated milk to potatoes and smash to your desired consistency. Season potatoes with salt, to taste.

Remove meat loaf patties to a platter and return pan to heat.

Reduce heat to medium and add 2 tablespoons butter and 1/4 medium onion finely chopped to your skillet. Cook the onion 2 minutes and sprinkle pan with 2 tablespoons flour. Cook flour 1 minute and whisk in 1 cup beef stock. Bring broth to a bubble. If gravy is too thick, thin with additional stock. Stir in salt and pepper, 1 tablespoon of ketchup, 1 tablespoon of steak sauce and 1 teaspoon of brown mustard. return the patties to the skillet and let them simmer for 5 to 10 minutes while you finish up the potatoes.
Drizzle the patties and potatoes with gravy.

Oooh baby, baby this is soo good. Serve this to a man and he'll fall in love with you; serve this to your children and they will fall in love with you!

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