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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

One Pot Meat Loaf Revised

I am always updating and revising my meat loaf. This time hubby said it was so much better. I added red gravy and red spuds. I add salt and pepper in various stages. It's up to you how much you need. Always taste the gravy and adjust seasonings.
I hope you try this one.

Two cooked meat loaf logs

Meat loaf served with red potatoes and red gravy along with fresh wedges of cucumbers.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 large onion
1 large garlic clove grated
salt/pepper to taste
One Slice homemade bread diced
1 egg
1/4 C milk
1 large roasted bell pepper from a jar diced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ItalianSeasonings
2 tablespoons basil pesto from jar
1.5 pounds 80/20 ground beef
1 beef seasoning packet
1/2 C water
1 1/2 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 tablespoon flour
1/2 C ready tomato soup
1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
1 teaspoon chili sauce
1/2 teaspoon cane sugar
salt pepper
2 large baked or nuked red potatoes cut in 1/4" slices.

Sauté onions in olive oil for 2 minutes add garlic cook 2 more minutes on medium heat add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Set aside.
Combine: Bread, milk, egg, bell pepper, oregano, Italianseasoning, basil pesto, meat and onion/garlic mixture.
Make two logs and put in pan where onions were. Brown on both sides and add beef seasonings and water. Cook 20 minutes on low covered.
Take logs out. Add butter, flour and add more to thicken. Add tomato soup, basil, chili sauce, sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Cook 10 minutes. Add sliced red potatoes.
Slice one meatloaf log and set on top of gravy and potatoes.
I saved the second log for lunches.

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