Sunday, May 27, 2012

Pot Roast Meatloaf

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Raw Ground beefRaw Ground beef (Photo credit: Wikipedia)In my continuous search for new and different meat loaf recipes, here is one I made last night. It had really good taste and texture and with the vegetables cooked with it I had a complete meal.

Remember when you went camping and made the foil packets of ground beef, carrots, potatoes, onions and butter that you sealed well and cooked right in the campfire? Well this is very similar.

Pot Roast Meat Loaf

1 pound lean ground beef
1 (5 ounce can) evaporated milk
2/3 cup finely crushed Ritz crackers
1/4 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 grind or two black pepper
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
3 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
3 medium onions, thinly sliced
3 medium carrots, sliced
1 teaspoon salt
Butter or Margarine

Combine the first seven (7) ingredients. Lightly mix and shape into a loaf. Place in a greased 9-inch x 13-inch x 2-inch baking pan. Place sliced vegetables in layers, around the meat loaf. Sprinkle with parsley flakes and salt. Dot vegetables with butter or margarine. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour, or until vegetables are tender. Remove foil and bake 10 minutes longer.

The Old Guy

Serves 4.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Easy Spasagna

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Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, the true "par...Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, the true "parmesan" (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Easy Spasagna

What???? Spasagna???? What the heck is it? It's a spaghetti-lasagna hybrid the the family will love.

24 ounces spaghetti
2 (15 ounce jars) Garlic Alfredo Sauce
2 cups Mozzarella cheese, grated
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning (Oregano, Basil, Parley blend)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (26 ounce jar) Spaghetti Sauce
1 pound Italian sausage or ground beef

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cook spaghetti according to package directions; Drain.

In a large bowl, stir together the Alfredo sauce, Mozzarella cheese, milk, and Italian seasonings. Add spaghetti and toss until well coated. Pour spaghetti mixture into a 9-inch x 13-inch x 2-inch baking dish that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Top spaghetti with the Parmesan cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.

While pasta is baking, prepare the meat sauce. Brown the Italian sausage or ground beef (you could use half of each). Drain and return to skillet. Add spaghetti sauce, mix well, and simmer until hot and bubbly.

The Old Guy

Remove pasta from oven, cut into squares and top with meat sauce.