Serves 4 (serving size: 1 meatloaf, about ⅔ cup potatoes, and ½ cup green beans)
Ann Taylor Pittman
Individual mini meatloaves, green beans, and mashed potatoes, all cooked to perfection on one pan? Yes, it’s true! The potatoes are chopped and cooked with a little water in a foil packet so that they steam to tenderness alongside the meatloaves (then you just quickly mash them with milk and a little butter). Be sure to stick to russet (baking) potatoes, and cut them into the ½-inch pieces called for; starchier potatoes and larger chunks will take much longer to get tender. We tuck cubes of creamy-sharp colby-Jack cheese into the meatloaf mixture for added yumminess; you can substitute cheddar, mozzarella, or provolone for different flavor profiles. And while we love green beans with this classic comfort dinner, you could also switch to broccoli or asparagus.
1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ⅓- to ½-inch cubes
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup whole-wheat panko
1/3 cup grated yellow onion (grated on large holes of a box grater)
1/3 cup ketchup, divided
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 large garlic clove, finely grated
1 pound 93% lean ground beef
1 large egg
2 ounces Colby-Jack cheese, diced
12 ounces green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2/3 cup 1% low-fat milk
1 tablespoon butter
Est. added sugars 4g
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Coat a large piece of heavy-duty foil with cooking spray; place potatoes on foil. Drizzle potatoes with water; wrap foil around potatoes, sealing tightly. Place foil packet in one corner of a 13 x 18–inch half sheet pan. Coat rest of sheet pan with cooking spray.
Place panko, onion, 2½ tablespoons ketchup, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, garlic, beef, and egg in a large bowl; mix well to combine. Add cheese; mix to combine. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a 4 x 2½ –inch freeform loaf on sheet pan. Spread remaining 3 tablespoons ketchup evenly over meatloaves. Bake meatloaves and potatoes at 425°F for 15 minutes.
Combine green beans and oil, tossing to coat. Remove pan from oven. Arrange green beans on pan around meat loaves and potatoes. Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes or until meatloaves register 165° on a thermometer. Remove pan from oven.
Carefully open foil packet. Place potatoes in a bowl. Add milk, butter, ⅜ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Sprinkle remaining ⅛ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper on green beans.