Our focus for May is Charitable Meals, meals to give to someone who needs a helping hand. Maybe, they have lost a loved one, coming home from taking care of a sick relative or lost their job. This casserole is a home cooked meal in one pan, a meal that is comforting and filling.
This recipe makes a large amount and would be good to make in two smaller pans or given to a large family. Include a couple of cans of green beans, bread and a drink, your meal is complete. This casserole can also be frozen, thawed and reheated at a later date.
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/4 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tblsp olive oil
2 lb ground beef
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup ketchup
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
1 sleeve saltine crackers, crushed
2 Tblsp ketchup
8-10 russet potatoes
1 stick butter, cut in chunks
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 cup shredded cheese of your choice
Saute green pepper, onion and garlic in olive oil, until onions are clear.
In a large bowl mix onion mixture, ground beef, 2 eggs, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, ketchup and liquid smoke. Mix well and add crackers and mix again. Place in a 9 x 13 casserole pan, spread evenly in pan and spread 2 tblsp ketchup on top of meatloaf. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. When done cut into squares and place on a cooling rack, that has been placed on paper towels, Let meatloaf drain.
Peel and cut the potatoes into chunks, place in large pot of water and bring to a boil, when potatoes are done, drain and put potatoes back into pot. Add butter, milk, sour cream, salt and pepper. Beat with a hand mixer until fluffy, add egg and mix again. By hand, mix in cheese.
Put pieces of meatloaf in a 9 x 13 (or close to it) casserole. Cover with heavy duty aluminum foil. Write the dish name and instructions with a magic marker on foil. This casserole should be reheated in a 350 degree oven for 30-45 minutes, or until heated thru.
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