Meatloaf, so easy

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There are many ways to prepare ground beef which can make it tasty, interesting, different and enjoyable. Be it Shepherd’s pie or meatballs, beef is very versatile. One way to enjoy it is in meatloaf (read here other news).

This recipe requires 11/2 pounds ground beef, 1 egg,1 onion, chopped,1 cup milk,1 cup dried bread crumbs,salt and pepper to taste,2 tablespoons brown sugar,2 tablespoons prepared mustard, and 1/3 cup ketchup.

To prepare first preheat an oven to 350 degrees F. Then in a large bowl, combine the beef, egg, onion, milk and bread. Cracker crumbs can be used in place of bread crumbs.

Next season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste and place in a lightly greased 5×9 inch loaf pan. You can also re into a loaf and place in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish.

Next, in a separate small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard and ketchup and mix well before pour over the meatloaf. Bake the meatloaf at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

Meatloaf can be served with a fresh salad of lettuce, tomatoes, and shredded carrots with vinaigrette. You can also add cucumbers and olives to a salad for a little extra oomph!

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Shepherd’s Pie, hearty filling food

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Whether you call it a Shepherd’s Pie or a Cottage Pie, if a down-home hearty meal is what you’re searching for then this dish is the tasty, filling, traditional choice.

Shepherd’s Pie is an English or Irish dish traditionally made with mashed potatoes, mutton or lamb but is now most often made with minced beef. It can be topped with cheddar cheese for an extra zingy flavour.

The ingredients include two pounds of potatoes, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, garlic, salt, grounded pepper, dried thyme, ¼ all-purpose flour, 2 pounds ground beef, 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, 1 cup of whole milk, 1 large onion chopped, tomato paste, ½ cup peas, and 6 carrots diced.

To prepare first preheat the oven to 450. Boil potatoes until tender; Drain and crush with milk. In a separate saucepan, heat vegetable oil, add ground beef, flour, onion, carrots, thyme, garlic, peas, and tomato paste. Cook beef until browned.

In a casserole, pour beef and carrot filling. Add the potato topping using a spatula to spread over beef. Add grated cheese and bake in an oven for 20 minutes or until topping is browned. Let sit five minutes before serving.

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