Recipe: Meatloaf and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

By Julia Mayeda

INGREDIENTS:

MEATLOAF

  • 750 grams minced meat
  • 40 Saltine Crackers, crushed
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper
  • pinch of oregano
  • ketchup for the top

GARLIC MASHED POTATOES

  • 8 medium to large potatoes
  • 100 grams sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 8 tbs butter
  • 4 tbs Parmesan Cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • pinch of dill

DIRECTIONS:

MEATLOAF

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl; it’s best to get a little messy and just go at it with your hands
  • Pack into a baking dish
  • Coat with a layer of ketchup
  • Bake until thoroughly cooked (in my old oven it takes a little over an hour)

GARLIC MASHED POTATOES

  • Boil some water in a big pot
  • Peel and wash potatoes
  • Cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Boil in water until the pieces crumble apart when stabbed with a fork
  • Drain and put back into your pot
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mash using a blunt object (I use my rolling pin)
  • Taste the potatoes and add extra ingredients if desired (I like to load on the Parmesan Cheese and garlic)

NOTES

  • This is one of my favorite comfort foods when it’s cold and I am starting to feel a little home sick (Sorry, I’m American, so it’s an American comfort food).
  • Back home I would make this just using hamburger meat, but since beef is so expensive here, I use the pork/beef mix.
  • This is not a good meal if you’re on a diet or watching what you eat, but it tastes fabulous!
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Feeds: 4 hungry people