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Mashed Potato Meat Loaf

 Mashed Potato Meat Loaf
I created this recipe when my children were young and "meat loaf shy". They loved the potato surprise inside and the sauce that has a mild zip. Occasionally, I tuck canned green beans in the center of the potatoes to create a one-dish meal. -Dava Beck, Amarillo, Texas
4-6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.


  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1-1/3 cups mashed potato flakes
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
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  • 1 can (11-1/2 ounces) spicy hot V8 juice
  • 1/4 cup ketchup


  • In a large saucepan, bring water, milk, butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in potato flakes. Let stand
  • for 30 seconds. Fluff with a fork; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, oats, green pepper, onion, pepper
  • and remaining salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  • On a piece of waxed paper, pat beef mixture into a 12-in. x 8-in.
  • rectangle. Spoon mashed potatoes lengthwise down the center third to
  • within 1 in. of edges. Bring long sides over potatoes to meet in

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Mashed Potato Meat Loaf (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • center; seal seam and edges.
  • Place seam side up in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes; drain. Pour V8 juice over
  • loaf. Top with ketchup.
  • Bake 18-22 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a meat
  • thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 278 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 991 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.