Cowboy Meatloaf And Potato Casserole
How to make Cowboy Meatloaf And Potato Casserole
¾ cup of chopped onion
⅓ cup dried bread crumbs
1 pound lean ground beef
¼ cup your choice Barbecue sauce
2 tsp chili powder
¾ tsp salt
1 egg beaten
1 package instant butter flavored mashed potato mix
⅔ cup evaporated milk
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
¼ cup crispy fried onions
⅔ cup Monterey Jack shredded cheese
Heat the oven to 375*, lightly spray a 9×9 baking pan
Using a large bowl, combine the ground beef, onion, barbecue sauce, bread crumbs, egg and spices.
Press the meat mix into the bottom of the sprayed pan
Bake uncovered for 20 minutes
Remove from oven and drain grease off carefully
In another bowl, make the instant potatoes and mix with evaporated milk, cheese, dried onions, butter and bacon
Spread the potato mix on top of the meat and sprinkle with shredded cheese, bacon and dried onions.
Place under a broiler, 6 inches from the broiler, and broil for 3 minutes.
Serve with an additional serving of Barbecue sauce if you would like.
YIELDS: 6 | SERVING SIZE: 1
Calories: 480 kcal | Protein: 26g | Carbohydrates: 30g | Dietary Fiber: 2g | Sugars: 7g | Fat: 29g
Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Unsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 950mg
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use lean ground turkey instead of beef in this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute lean ground turkey for beef to make a lighter version of the casserole.
What can I use as a substitute for barbecue sauce?
You can use ketchup or a combination of ketchup and honey for a sweet and tangy flavor.
Can I prepare this casserole ahead of time?
Absolutely! You can assemble the casserole and refrigerate it until ready to bake.
Adjust baking time as needed.
Is there a way to make the mashed potatoes from scratch instead of using instant mix?
Yes, you can prepare mashed potatoes from scratch using real potatoes.
Boil, mash, and season them according to your preference.
Can I use a different type of cheese?
Certainly! Cheddar, Colby Jack, or a cheese blend of your choice can be used instead of Monterey Jack.
What’s the purpose of broiling the casserole at the end?
Broiling helps to brown and crisp the top layer, giving the casserole an appealing texture.
Can I make this recipe without bacon for a vegetarian version?
Yes, you can omit the bacon for a vegetarian version.
Consider adding extra vegetables or a meat substitute.
Can I freeze leftovers?
Yes, you can freeze leftovers in an airtight container.
Reheat in the oven for best results.
How do I adjust the spice level of the casserole?
You can customize the spice level by adjusting the amount of chili powder or adding your favorite hot sauce.
Can I make this casserole in a larger batch for a crowd?
Absolutely! Simply double or triple the ingredients and use a larger baking dish to feed a larger group.
Adjust cooking time accordingly.