Monday, April 18, 2011

Cheeseburger Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

Cheeseburger Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes
Serves 6

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing
1 red onion, finely chopped
2/3 cup ketchup
2/3 cup bread crumbs
2 large eggs
½ cup bread and butter pickle chips, chopped
1 ½ cups ground beef
8 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 1/3 inch cubes
2 pounds new red potatoes
¾ cup heavy cream

1. Preheat the oven to 400. Lightly oil a rimmed baking dish. In a medium skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring until slightly softened, about 3 minutes.

2. In a large bowl, combine the ketchup, bread crumbs, eggs and pickles; mix in the onion. Crumble in the beef, add the cheese and mix together. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and shape into a 4 by 12 inch loaf. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 160 about 35 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, halve the potatoes and place them in a large pot with enough salted water to cover by an inch. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain, return to the pot and mash with the cream.

4. Let the meatloaf rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with the mashed potatoes.

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