Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole

Title: Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole


For the Meatloaf:

  • 1.5 pounds (680g) ground beef
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Potato Casserole:

  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For Topping:

  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup crispy fried onions


  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare Meatloaf Mixture:
    • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, beaten eggs, chopped onion, minced garlic, 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. Shape Meatloaf:
    • Form the meat mixture into a loaf shape and place it in the center of a baking dish.
  4. Prepare Potato Casserole:
    • In a separate bowl, combine thinly sliced potatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, melted butter, salt, and black pepper. Toss until the potatoes are coated.
  5. Layer Potato Mixture Around Meatloaf:
    • Arrange the potato mixture around the meatloaf in the baking dish, creating a potato casserole base.
  6. Top with Barbecue Sauce and Fried Onions:
    • Brush the top of the meatloaf with 1/2 cup barbecue sauce. Sprinkle crispy fried onions over the barbecue sauce for added crunch and flavor.
  7. Bake:
    • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the meatloaf is cooked through and the potatoes are tender.
  8. Rest and Serve:
    • Allow the casserole to rest for a few minutes before slicing the meatloaf. Serve slices of meatloaf with the cheesy potato casserole.

Time and Intensity:

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Baking Time: 60-65 minutes
  • Total Time: Approximately 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Intensity: Moderate

Note: This Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole is a hearty and flavorful dish that combines the classic comfort of meatloaf with cheesy potatoes, creating a satisfying one-dish meal. Adjust the barbecue sauce and seasoning to your liking. Enjoy the cowboy-inspired flavors!

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