What could be better than meatloaf and mashed potatoes? Not much! Jason and I frequently make mashed potatoes because they are quick, easy, and tasty.
In a microwave-safe container, place 3-4 small red potatoes that have been poked with a fork to allow steam to escape. Place a lid on the container and microwave on high for 4 minutes. CAREFULLY open the lid and push on the potatoes to see their softness. Depending on your microwave and the size of the potatoes, they may have to go for 5-10 more minutes. If they need to cook longer, turn them over and rotate so they are in different positions. Continue to microwave on high in 4 minute increments. Once they are soft, let them sit for about 3 minutes in the microwave, so they can cool off a bit and finish cooking through. Once they are manageable, mash them up with a fork (if you need, use a knife as well). Season to taste. We usually use garlic and sometimes a little butter and an Italian seasoning blend.
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 1/2 lb lean ground beef or turkey
1 cup skim milk
1 large egg
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic
1/2+ cup Light Italian Dressing
1/4 cup ketchup
1/8 cup BBQ sauce
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Mix all the ingredients except the barbecue sauce together, then spread the meatloaf mixture into an ungreased loaf pan.
3. Spoon barbecue sauce and some Italian dressing on the top of the meatloaf and bake, uncovered, for 1 hour.